“Katie Herzog gets a demo to create ink for printable solar panels
at the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.”
Photo credit: Eric Keto, Crosscut
– “What if clean energy was as easy as pressing ‘print’?”
“Imagine if you could turn almost any surface into a solar panel: office windows could power the buildings that house them. Your backpack could charge the devices inside while you walk down the street. In a disaster, the tent walls of emergency shelters could generate enough energy to improve conditions for the people inside.
What if solar power was so cheap and efficient that even cloudy places like the Pacific Northwest could rely on it? Scientists at the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington are making this future a reality by developing light, thin, cheap, flexible solar panels you can print like newspaper,” by Sarah Hoffman, Crosscut.