It may sound outlandish, but the technology is gaining traction in the solar industry, with some predicting it could lead to jobs and more sustainable energy.
In the coming years, solar power could revolutionise how cities and towns store energy, and even help cities build their own solar farms.
Solar power has been touted as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, but a growing body of research shows the technology could also be a cleaner and more resilient alternative to climate change.
Luminosity: The science behind the new technologySolar cells are a highly flexible material, and a few decades ago, scientists had no idea how they could be made.
The world has been working hard to develop technology that would allow us to make solar cells in the lab.
Now, a team of researchers at MIT and the University of California, Berkeley has shown that they can make solar panels in a lab and that this new solar cell technology is flexible enough to be used in commercial products.
The researchers say their solar cell could have a range of applications in solar panels, from batteries to energy storage, but they’re especially keen to develop it as a means to reduce CO2 emissions.
The research, published in Nature Communications, is a step forward in solar research.
It shows that scientists are beginning to unlock the secrets of solar cell biology and how the material is made.
The researchers found that they could make a new type of flexible solar cell, which is a more flexible and more stable type of solar panel.
They describe their work in a paper describing the process in the journal Nano Letters.
“It’s the first time that we’ve really got a cell that is made in a way that’s really stable and that can withstand the high-temperature environment that solar cells need to operate at,” said Ravi Nair, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at MIT who was not involved in the research.
It could also help us build new products that use flexible solar cells.
The new solar cells could be useful for storing energy in batteries, which have been struggling to find a way to store electricity while also making them as flexible as possible.
When a battery is stored in a solar cell like this, the solar cell acts as a buffer, keeping the batteries cool and helping the cells maintain a steady charge.
But when a solar battery is used for solar panels it’s like the battery is charging itself up, and that’s not ideal.
The energy from the sun doesn’t get stored in the battery and can get scattered out by the wind, and solar cells that can be made in the laboratory will have to be strong enough to withstand that.
In the new work, the MIT team has found a way around that problem by making a solar panel that has a layer of silicon nanowires that are flexible enough that they bend under pressure.
This allows the solar cells to withstand extreme temperatures.
The researchers have also shown that this flexible silicon nanorods can be used to make flexible solar panels that can work with any type of battery, including lithium-ion batteries.
“It could be used as a battery, and it could be a solar module, and we could really start to build solar cells out of these nanorod materials,” said Nair.
Solar cells made in this way are much more flexible than solar cells made from ordinary silicon, and the new solar panel could be able to fit into any application, he said.
The work also has implications for the way solar energy is distributed in the world, and could help to tackle climate change in the future.
“The way we store solar energy, we’re really dependent on the availability of renewable energy,” Nair said.
“But that’s changing.
Solar power is becoming more available to a much greater extent and it’s getting more expensive.
And this has been a key factor in making solar energy more expensive and less viable.”
This opens up the possibility that this kind of flexible technology could be one way to solve this problem.