MIT unveils paper solar cells

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology /Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center (the Center is a joint effort of MIT and Italian oil company ENI) unveiled one of their latest breakthroughs in solar technology, a solar cell printed on coated paper.  Though only 1-2%  efficient and years away from commercial viablility, the paper solar cell points towards a not-so-distant future of lightweight, lower cost solar cells that could be installed by a homeowner instead of the current heavy metal framed panels that must be installed by professionals.  Read more in the CNET article here.

Until the day you can buy a roll of solar paper at Home Depot (good luck finding what aisle that would be in), try the folks here in Seattle at Solar Epiphany. Tell Eric we sent you!

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