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Flexible Solar Cells from Nanorods

Posted 29 Mar 2002 at 14:28 UTC by steve Share This

According to a press release, Chemists at the University of California, Berkeley have developed solar cells made from plastic and nanorods that are ultra-flexible and cheap to manufacture. The cells can be essentially painted onto any surface, including fabric, and could be used to power wearable computers. The initial, crude test cells have low 1.7% efficiency but efficiencies of production units are expected to be higher.

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