Inexpensive printed solar cells could provide power, a great solution for developing countries.
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Inexpensive to produce printed solar cells, could provide affordable power to 1.3 billion people, now without electricity .
The new paper-thin and flexible solar cells, need only an industrial printer to be manufactured.
Scott Watkins of Korean firm Kyung-In Synthetic, said:
“I’ve witnessed first-hand how the technology has enabled urban poor communities in India to use off-grid electricity. Its success is due to its cost effectiveness and simplicity. A 10×10 cm solar cell film is enough to generate as much as 10-50 watts per square meter.”