Scientists Develop ‘Peel-and-Stick’ Solar Cells

Stanford University researchers say they have developed a “peel-and-stick” solar cell that can be attached to a variety of hard surfaces, an innovation they say could vastly expand the potential for solar energy technology. READ MORE

 




The “peel-and-stick” solar cell system developed by Stanford researchers involves pressing an ultra-thin film of nickel, a silicon/silicon dioxide wafer, and a protective polymer into a “sandwich,” and then attaching a layer of thermal release tape. When dipped in room-temperature water, the thin-film solar cell can be peeled from the original wafer and then attached like a bandage to a wide range of surfaces, from window glass to cellphones. (Chi Hwan Lee/Stanford School of Engineering)



 
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