Cheap Solar Panels Made from Human Hair
By September 9th, 2009Wednesday, September 9, 2009 8:59 on
The teenage inventor believes he has found the solution to combat world’s energy crisis. “First I wanted to provide electricity for my home, then my village. Now I am thinking for the whole world,” said Milan, who attends school in the capital, Kathmandu.
The new solar panel generate about 9 V (18 W) of green energy and costs around £23 to make from raw materials, being much more cheaper when it will be mass-produced. According to the inventor this solar panel can charge a pack of batteries capable of providing light all evening or a mobile phone.
The secret to this amazing low-cost solar panel is that the teenager has replaced the expensive silicon normally used in solar cells with human hair. He declared that human hair due to the presence of Melanin acts as a type of conductor, being in the same time sensitive to light.
[Original Source: DailyMail]
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