Apr
03
2008

Making solar cells with an inkjet printer

Here comes the Sun: Scientists announce new breakthroughs in solar energy technology. Photo by S4N7Y from Flickr.com
Here comes the Sun: Scientists announce new breakthroughs in solar energy technology. Photo by S4N7Y from Flickr.com

A company in Massachusetts has developed a process for producing solar power cells using inkjet printers. This could drastically reduce the cost of producing the cells, and increase the number of ways they are used.

Meanwhile in Atlanta, Lonnie Johnson – the man who invented the Super Soaker squirt gun – is working on a solar-powered electrical generator that would be twice as efficient as current models.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

So; where is the details, like the name of the company printing PV cells, and info on the efficiency, cost, etc?

This is a great teaser, but a rather empty article.

posted on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 4:58pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

See the words in reddish pink? Those are links. Click on them for the for the original news story.

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 10:41am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

The man who invented the super soaker is wasting his time on clean energy? What is this world coming to? Let's see the Super Soaker Mark 20, and then we'll talk about sustainability.

posted on Fri, 04/04/2008 - 11:01am
nelson.robin's picture
nelson.robin says:

thats tight..... the sunset look so real on the pictures i cant believe printers make pictures so clear

posted on Thu, 05/08/2008 - 9:09am
knighttony13's picture
knighttony13 says:

Interesting. Now people can find more fascinating things that can be done from a printer. Maybe I will try to research about using my HP 23 Cartridge from InkJetSuperStore.com to a more use to myself than just printing lol.

posted on Sat, 08/25/2012 - 1:59am

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