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Solar Panel Printer

Create electric solar panels with a 3d robot
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Take a robot like the wall climbing robot and run a grid pattern over a steel flat roof and print a 3 dimensional electric solar panel on the roof. It would be easy to accomplish since solar panels don't require a wide variety of compounds.
Even if it was manufactured with less than ideal conditions and provided only a 60% efficiency compared to industrially manufactured panels it would produce more power because it could cover the entire roof at a far lower price.
The electric grid in America would not be the same again.
Willie333, May 19 2006

Wall Climbing Robot http://www.vortexhc.com/
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Structall Insulated Steel Panel http://www.structal.../Panel/PanIntro.htm
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3D Electronics Printer http://www.newscien...rticle.ns?id=dn3238
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       how can you print silicon crystals?
xaviergisz, May 20 2006

       And after printing, wheel the entire building into an oven for anealing.
Galbinus_Caeli, May 20 2006


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