David Kirkpatrick

August 15, 2008

Making solar just a little greener …

Filed under: Business, Science — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:01 pm

… by making the plastic components out of cotton and castor beans. From KurzweilAI.net, a link to the story about BioSolar:

 

Making a Solar Cell Component without Using Fossil Fuels
ScientificAmerican.com, Aug. 13, 2008

BioSolar is creating new plastic backing for photovoltaic cells out of renewable cotton and castor beans rather than petroleum products, while costing 25 percent less than conventional backsheets, the company says.

 
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