Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Amiel Blajchman7
Solar Panels Made from Human Hair?
September 10th, 2009 by Amiel Blajchman
In a story seemingly ripped from the pages of the National Enquirer, the UK’s Daily Mail reports that a Nepalese teenager has invented a solar panel that uses human hair instead of silicone as the conductor in solar panels. According to 18 year old Milan Karki, his solar panel design can be produced for as little as $38.
But if they were mass-produced, Milan says they could be sold for less than half that price, which could make them a quarter of the price of those already on the market.
Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, right now there are no other independent reports confirming this potentially ground-breaking energy source. Until then, we’d probably better hold our breath.
Image: James Cridland Creative Commons license
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