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Photovoltaic cell as light as a feather

The world is increasingly willing to switch to renewable energy sources, and photovoltaic cells are the most common way to produce them. In the near future, it will be even more popular, thanks to a new type of cell developed by MIT engineers.

Fossil fuel resources are shrinking rapidly, so individual countries are investing more and more money in the production of renewable energy, water, wind and sunlight. The most popular method is the latter, but the technology of photovoltaic cells leaves much to be desired and there is plenty of room for innovation.

One of such innovations was demonstrated by MIT engineers and can contribute to the development of mobile devices, various types of electronic sensors, They have succeeded in creating a photovoltaic cell that is thin, flexible and extremely light, so that they can be placed practically on any surface. To show how much this cell is lightweight, the experiment was put on a regular soap bubble without destroying it.