Courtesy Co.Exist

New Mexico–based company mPower Technology has developed virtually unbreakable miniaturized solar panel technology by creating glitter-sized cells made of high-efficiency silicon. These cells can be manufactured into pliable sheets that "can be folded up for transportation, incorporated into clothing, or easily used in electronics" according to an article by Co.Exist. MPower CEO Murat Okandan believes this technology could help reduce the cost of roof solar panel installation and might prove more resilient as malfunctions in the individual cells will not corrupt the entire sheet. Murat first created the technology at Sandia National Laboratories.

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