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NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Solar Panels Made With Ion Cannons

Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today’s cheapest cells, and thus within reach of challenging the fossil fuel hegemony. The best bit: Twin Creeks’ photovoltaic cells are created using a hydrogen ion particle accelerator.

Twin Creeks’s 20-micrometer-thick metal-coated silicon wafers are flexible and strong (more).

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. CWL says:

    hate to break this to everyone but a solar company named Silicon Genisis and an accelerator company called LINAC Systems figured this out 4 years ago. LINAC made a dirt cheap proton accelerator and Silicon Genisis cut the silicon wafers. Last i saw they had three of these things running

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