Scientists Create Recyclable Solar Cells From Trees

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Last year in April 2012, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created the first plastic solar cell which they hope will help change requirements for manufacturing of organic printed electronics. That plastic solar cell was created through a special program at called the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), which studies the use and development of printed electronics.
Think of a solar cell like the leaf on a tree. They capture sunlight and can turn it into energy. And now, those solar cells have the possibility to do the same and be recyclable at the same time. Which means this technology takes us several steps farther along the path of creating sustainable, scalable and environmentally friendly energy production.

FiveWordsForTheFuture - May 25, 2013 | Energy, Sciences, Society, Technologies
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