Silicon solar cells are an established technology for the generation of electricity from the sun. But they take a lot of energy to produce, are rigid and can be fragile. However, a new class of solar cell is matching their performance. And what’s more, it can now be printed out using special inks and wrapped flexibly around uneven surfaces.
Australian solar pioneering company Solahart recently celebrated the milestone of installing its one millionth rooftop PV panel, writes Benjamin Chard.