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Old 12-27-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Now this sounds like a winner....

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A team of scientists from Stanford University has developed a "peel and stick" solar cell to demonstrate a new flexible substrate with the potential to be used by the wider electronics industry.

Thin-film solar cells can be printed on an increasing variety of rigid surfaces but the team noted that it might be possible to remove the substrate that requires rigidity, in a paper published in Scientific Reports. Once removed from their base, the solar cells show very little loss of generating power and the flexible end-result can be stuck onto almost any surface, even the Microsoft one.
Boffins build substrate for 'peel and stick' solar cells ? The Register
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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In the recent sci-fi film Looper, the cars in the future had similar solar cell "decals" pasted on their roofs and hoods.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: california
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This is cool stuff ,
there is another cell being made now that uses heat making power like a thermocouple .
Substantially thicker but it can be applied to many heat serfaces to generate power where the photovoltic is reliant on sun light not heat.
Both have their place , I like options .
I live on solar .
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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This is cool stuff ,
there is another cell being made now that uses heat making power like a thermocouple .
Substantially thicker but it can be applied to many heat serfaces to generate power where the photovoltic is reliant on sun light not heat.
Both have their place , I like options .
I live on solar .
Options and an open mind to something new no matter how ludicrous it sounds...
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Wow, awesome, I think I saw a show about this stuff. You can slap it on anything, I'm excited to see how that material works it's way into our lives. For example, not having to plug in your cel phone. That would be great.
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