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Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used. [via io9.com]


Glitter-sized solar photovoltaics produce competitive results

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    What a pain to cut these up! Why hexagonal? Slightly higher efficiency than square, or just a cuter photo?

    1. jammit says:

      It may be hexagonal just from the way the crystal is grown. It may do that naturally.