Latest invention of MIT’s reseachers sponsored by Italian oil company Eni is the paper-thin solar cells. The Paper thin solar cell has the flexibility to be transformed or used as window covers or roof coatings. The paper solar cell being unveiled by MIT is claimed capable of lighting up a small LED display.


The paper-thin solar cell consist of five layers of solid material that deposited onto a paper substrate, and each layer has different function of power generation. The team of researchers at MIT are predicting the potential of using the paper solar cells on window’s blinds and shades or even for a laptop cover.

You could expect up to four percent of energy efficiency prior its official release into the market.

[ Source: CNET ; MIT ]