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Flexible Silicon Solar-cell Fabrics May Soon Become Possible
December 6, 2012
For the first time, a silicon-based optical fiber with solar-cell capabilities has been developed that is capable of being scaled up to many meters in length. The research, led by a Penn State University chemist, opens the door to the possibility of weaving together solar-cell silicon wires to create flexible, curved or twisted solar fabrics.
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