Science Friday Video: The Pocket Solar Factory

November 3, 2012


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.

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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