Cover Your Car With Solar Cells

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Peel-and-stick solar cells are being developed by a collaboration between Hanyang and Stanford Universities.


While flexible solar cells have already been produced, the technique devised by Professor Dong Rip Kim of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang, and the Stanford team led by Professor Xiaolin Zheng, uses a thin-film solar cell fabricated on a Si:H substrate, with a thin layer of metal between it and the underlying Si/SiO2 wafer.  The flexible solar cell can be peeled off the wafer and stuck onto another surface with almost no loss of performance.