Generating juice on paper
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT and Italian oil company Eni today presented early results of Eni-funded research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where researchers are working on making solar power cheaper and techniques to clean up from oil spills.
Pictured here is MIT chemical engineering professor Karen Gleason, who is showing how solar cells printed on paper can generate enough current to light an LED display. Researchers hope in the coming years to improve the efficiency of the cells, which is now under one percent.
See related story, MIT's paper chase: Cheap solar cells.
October 18, 2010 11:36 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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