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Posts Tagged ‘Solar Cells’

NREL aiming to bring HVPE to Earth – hoping for 20-80¢/W

The researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are trying to bring back, and refine, a solar cell technique from the 50-60s to help make the same solar cells as are on NASA’s Mars rovers. The technique makes solar cells from gallium arsenide that are already hitting 25.3% efficiency. David Young,…

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Flexible Solar Panels May Be the Wave of the Future

The art of paper cutting, or Kirigami, is an extremely skilled ancient Japanese art form the creates beautiful pieces with just paper and a cutter. Artists transcend two-dimensional space to create flawless images, sometimes thinking about their piece backwards, from finish to start, in order to engineer it correctly. While Kirigami maintains itself in the…

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