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Researchers Develop Recyclable Solar Cells From Trees
4/10/2013

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have derived material from trees to create a new solar cell that they believe paves the way for recyclable, sustainable, and renewable solar-cell technology.   (Source: Georgia Institute of Technology)
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have derived material from trees to create a new solar cell that they believe paves the way for recyclable, sustainable, and renewable solar-cell technology.
(Source: Georgia Institute of Technology)

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Lots going on in this space
Rob Spiegel   4/10/2013 9:33:38 AM
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Nice story, Elizabeth. It will be interesting to see how this technology compares to existing technology on price. While the green aspect and the efficiency look good, it would be interesting to see cost comparisons.

tekochip
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Less Rigid?
tekochip   4/10/2013 8:35:27 AM
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It would be great if they hit 10% efficiency with a less rigid cell. The higher efficiency cells are rather fragile and it makes mounting and protecting them rather costly.


Elizabeth M
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Lots going on in this space
Elizabeth M   4/10/2013 6:06:28 AM
This is one of the latest advancements in solar-cell research, as scientists try to make them more renewable, efficient, powerful and less dependent on non-organic materials. Trees are a natural fit for this technology, though it's interesting that the material taken from trees was used not in the electricity converter but the inert part of the panel that's usually made of plastic or glass.

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