discoverynews:

*ding* Solar cells are done!

Nope… that’s my lunch.

laboratoryequipment:

Microwave Ovens Can Make Greener Solar Cells

The same type of microwave oven technology that most people use to heat up leftover food has found an important application in the solar energy industry, providing a new way to make thin-film photovoltaic products with less energy, expense and environmental concerns.

Engineers at Oregon State Univ. have for the first time developed a way to use microwave heating in the synthesis of copper zinc tin sulfide, a promising solar cell compound that is less costly and toxic than some solar energy alternatives.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/08/microwave-ovens-can-make-greener-solar-cells

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