Science Friday Video: The Pocket Solar Factory

November 3, 2012

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Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That’s kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein’s Solar Pocket Factory — although they see it more as the “microbrewery” of panel production rather than a tool for everyone’s garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they’ll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman’s backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.

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4 Responses to “Science Friday Video: The Pocket Solar Factory”

  1. rayduray Says:

    The inimitable Rev. Billy Talen sees change a’comin’. Hallelujah. Changealujah. Sandylujah!

  2. guylacrosse Says:

    That could become the next cool hobby for people to come with home-grown renewable energy solutions. If they can make systems for creating things like this at a cost average people can afford, it could really take off.


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