IBM’s plans for Solar

Energy saving solar technology will be built into asphalt, paint and windows.

Ever wonder how much energy could be created by having solar technology embedded in our sidewalks, driveways, siding, paint, rooftops, and windows?

The list includes ‘thin-film’ solar cells, which are 100 times thinner than silicon-wafer cells used today, are cost-efficient and can be ‘printed’ and arranged on a flexible backing, on the sides of buildings, tinted windows, cell phones, laptops, cars, and even clothing.

In the next five years, solar energy will be an affordable option for you and your neighbors. Until now, the materials and the process of producing solar cells to convert into solar energy have been too costly for widespread adoption.

via The 5 amazing IBM innovations to come.


3 thoughts on “IBM’s plans for Solar

  1. Greening our world is a part of our own responsibility but there’s still a few people that doesn’t realize how important it is to take care of our world. In the future, it (world) might be a place that we cannot live in anymore. Then, we might need to find somewhere else to stay. And that place might be in another planet. We do need to do something in order to keep our world green, peace and a very comfortable place to live in. In my opinion, the government plays an essential role in bringing and creating our next generation’s future. I’m sure that we don’t want to see our kids to live in a very distraction environment. I’m hoping that u guys can keep up the good work and keep giving awareness to the public.

  2. While this is fantastic, we need action now! 5 years, 3 years, even 1 year is too long… There is such extreme inertia in this movement – any idea how we can kick start it?

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