16 Oct '15, 3am

Kirigami Inspires New Solar Cell Technology

Kirigami Inspires New Solar Cell Technology

The new design helps fix a problem with most solar power systems – the sun moves and the panels don’t. By slightly stretching them, the strips of flexible, thin-film gallium arsenide pop out of their pattern and become three-dimensional, allowing the surface to be focused on different locations in the sky. The strips can track the sun over a radius of about 120 degrees. It won’t affect the look of solar panels much, as the cells will be sandwiched between two surfaces.

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