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Power Plastic Gains Efficiency

solar-plasticA company called Konarka makes a flexible solar generating plastic compound that generates electricity.  Think of the possible applications for this technology.  Wrapping electric vehicles, buildings and remote structures to power small applications.  Or, imaging a trickle-charging effect for boats and RV’s that need occasional power boosts.

Konarka has announced that their product’s efficiency has increased to 8.3 percent.  Although still small, this is a big boost.  Some day we’ll have technology that captures 100% of the sun’s energy by the time it reaches the earth’s surface.  For now, we’ll have to use 8.3% to power bus stops in San Francisco.


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