What is the Future of 3D Printed Solar Panels?

The solar industry in the United States is booming. In the last 10 years, the industry has grown by more than 50% a year, employing more than 240,000 Americans. In…

US Solar Cell 3D Printer Usage

On May 25th 2017, the U.S notified the WTO and its 164 countries that it may place safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells. From 2012 the U.S. produced market share…

Meet The Jetsons as Imagined by Arconic in the 3D Printed Future

I remember watching The Jetsons back when I was a kid – at the time, the technological world the show had built seemed highly fantastical and unrealistic. Just a couple…

Can 3D Printing Save the World? A Look at 3D Printing and the Environment

Environmental experts have made some very dire predictions about what will happen to our planet and, consequently, to us, if we don’t start making some big changes in the way we…

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Giant Leap Technologies Receive Grant to Develop 3D Printed Microfluidic Solar Power Collectors

Alternative energy is a controversial topic, and it’s just one piece of the larger climate change debate that’s been raging for years. As the scientific evidence for climate change becomes…

3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

Here in the United States, climate change is a seriously divisive issue among politicians. Some claim it doesn’t exist, or that it exists but has nothing to do with human…

Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the…

3D Printed Lenslets Used to Improve Efficiency and Cut Costs of Rooftop Solar Panels

Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) are a technology that generates electricity from sunlight. You probably know that already, but now a team of researchers have worked on enabling CPV systems for rooftop…

The Sky’s the Limit for the 3D Printing of Solar Panels at Australia’s VICOSC

We have come a long way from marveling at the solar-powered calculator, to wondering when the heck innovators are going to give us solar-powered smartphones, which house most of our calculators these days…

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