The trend toward printing banknotes on a polymer substrate has led to some interesting side effects. One banknote printer is now using its equipment to print solar cells! -Editor Australian scientists at CSIRO’s Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) are on a quest to make solar cells as easy to print as money. Trials of the flexible, large area, cost-effective, reel-to-reel printable plastic solar cells will even be conducted by Securency International — a banknote printing company.
VICOSC’s 3-year $A12 million project is at its halfway point, with trials six months ahead of schedule. Members of VICOSC include researchers from CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship, University of Melbourne, Monash University.
To read the original article, see: New Solar Cells Will be Printed Like Money (cleantechnica.com/2009/02/20/new-solar-cells
Wayne Homren, Editor
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