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…

Sandia’s 3D Printed Solar Power Receivers Up To 20% More Effective Than Current Technology

The power of the sun, better known as solar energy, can be collected and harnessed with solar cells, and used to power 3D printers, modes of transportation, load-bearing carts, long-running motors, and…

ESA 3D Prints Sturdy Bricks from Sunlight and Moon Dust

In the future, we will live in houses made from sunlight and moon dust. Sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, doesn’t it? It could be reality for some…

Look Mom! No Batteries: Columbia University Team Creates 3D Printed Self-Powered Video Camera

Remember, not long ago at all, how much of your paycheck you put into that very special 35mm camera, complete with elaborate, important lenses and a comfy neck strap? How…

3D Printed Light Trap Arrays Enhance Solar Cell Performance

Most of the “technologies of the future” that we’ve been seeing become highly studied and incredibly in-demand are those intended to enhance efficiencies and improve upon the availability and usage…

Students in Singapore Use 3D Printing to Create a Pair of Solar Powered Vehicles

They’re called the the NTU Venture 8 and NTU Venture 9, and they’re a pair of student-designed project vehicles mounted on carbon fiber chassis structures which make use of solar…

The 3D Printed Solar Bytes Pavilion Records the Day and Plays It Back at Night

Brian Peters is the co-founder of DesignLabWorkshop, and he’s spent the last few years working with 3D printers in his architectural explorations. As part of a month and a half…


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