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Lightweight kirigami solar cells track the sun

Lightweight kirigami solar cells track the sun
Solar cells capture up to 40% more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorised trackers are too heavy and bulky for pitched rooftops and vehicle surfaces. Now, by borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can have it both ways.
7th October 2015


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