Stanford Scientists Create the World’s First Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells

December 21, 2012 by  
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Solar cells image via Shutterstock Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, you could soon be powering your home and electronics with a sticker. Engineers at Stanford have successfully fabricated thin, flexible solar cells that are able to be peeled and attached to almost any surface. The new technology is described in the December 20th issue of Scientific Reports and details how the team of scientists led by Xiaolin Zheng and Chi Hwan Lee achieved such a remarkable breakthrough. In addition to being dynamic, the peel-and-stick process also reduces cost and weight, making the cells an attractive alternative to their uncompromising relatives. Read the rest of Stanford Scientists Create the World’s First Peel-and-Stick Solar Cells Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chi hwan lee , flexible , nickel , peel and stick , scientific reports , silicon dioxide , Solar cells , stanford , thermal release tape , wafer , wearable technology , xiaolin zheng

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Hip Chasen Residence Boasts an Ultra Tight Envelope That Spares Energy in North Carolina

December 21, 2012 by  
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Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift

December 21, 2012 by  
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When NASA asked Boeing to predict what they believe would be the future of airplane design, they had one simple answer: electric . Called the  Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) Volt flight , this commercial plane will combine electric power with traditional fuel, enabling low-emission flights across the globe. Coupled with a broader wing span, the SUGAR re-imagines the standard plane as a lightweight, energy-efficient model for future commercial flying. Read the rest of Boeing’s SUGAR Volt Hybrid Plane Has Foldable Wings for a Greater Lift Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boeing , eco design , electric plane , green design , hybrid plane , Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research , SUGAR Volt , sustainable design

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