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Patricia Daukantas

Flexible solar cell panels

Scatterings imageA McMaster University bus shelter has flexible solar panels on its roof.

Researchers at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) have installed two flexible solar cell panels on the curved roof of a campus bus shelter. According to Adrian Kitai, an engineering physics professor who supervised graduate student Wei Zhang on the project, the team cut a brittle solar photovoltaic panel into 720 1-cm2 chips and mounted them onto a polymer backing.

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