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3D-printed solar cells are less expensive, easier to fabricate, and can be deployed quickly.
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3D-printed solar cells are less expensive, easier to fabricate, and can be deployed quickly.

Do you recall the solar panels created by Prof. Paul Dastoor of the University of New Castle and his team using a 3D printer? If you don't, it's a timeless tale worth remembering. Let's get started... The energy business can benefit greatly from 3D printing. Dastoor and his colleagues invented lightweight, ultra-flexible, recyclable, and low-cost solar panels four years ago. The University of Newcastle was one of only three facilities worldwide that tested printed solar, which employed electronic inks to conduct energy. "It's not like a typical solar cell at all." "They are often enormous, hefty, and enclosed in glass that is tens of millimeters thick," Dastoor told Mashable. "We're printing them on less than 0.1-millimeter thick plastic film." "Because there have been so few of th...