Monday, July 27, 2009

Clean Green Cheap Solar Power. They Found A Way To Make It.


Today's shining star is Ms. Nicole Kuepper (Ph.D. Student and Lecturer, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales). Ms. Kuepper and a team of researchers have found an easy, fast and inexpensive way to make solar cells to be used in the production of solar power. This is a great step in the process of making cheap, efficient solar electricity. Can you imagine it? Low cost power. I hope that their research and progress becomes utilized in larger production and provided in regions of the world where electricity is nonexistent or unreliable at best.

The iJET is a new type of solar cell that's cheap and easy to make, requiring not much more than a pizza oven, some nail polish remover, and a common inkjet printer.

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Australian scientist Nicole Kuepper describes her invention.
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2 comments:

zerolando said...

This sounds similar to the thin film technology invented by Boston Based Konarka. Also printed with an inkjet printer. 1$ per Watt.
Check out Konarka's website.
good day

TC said...

Thanks for that info. I will check it out.