Wrapping firm Fujimori Kogyo and researchers from the Toin University of Yokohama have gotten together to create a new dye-sensitized solar cell, making this solar battery unique as it looks like a piece of paper and yet is capable of yielding enough power to juice up various devices such as notebooks and MP3 players without the use of extremely expensive silicon. This polymer printed cell will sample in February 2008 and features three layers – each measuring 0.4mm thin. Should this new kind of solar cells actually take off, it would be interesting to see what kind of products embrace this future technology.
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