Australian Student Invents Cheap way to make Solar Cells!

A PhD student in Australia has found a cheap way to make solar cells with household parts.  If this process works as well as thought-of, we might have solar cells popping up everywhere with DIYers who make their own solar cells.

An Australian PhD student has found a cheap way to make solar cells with nail polish, a pizza oven and an ink jet printer. 23-year-old Nicole Kuepper’s invention, named iJET, doesn’t require the pricey clean rooms and high-temperature ovens of traditional solar panel manufacturing plants, thus dramatically lowering the cost of solar and paving the road for introducing the technology to third-world countries.

via gizmodo

2 Responses to Australian Student Invents Cheap way to make Solar Cells!

  1. Total Solar Energy says:

    bravo! Australia do have some of the best solar reseachers in the world. it’s just a shame the government hasn’t done more to help them

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