Purdue University Develops Solar Cells That Auto-Repair Like Plants

 - Feb 12, 2011
References: spie.org
One drawback to current solar technology is how expensive and time-consuming it can be to repair damaged cells, but Purdue University is hoping to solve that potential problem with its self-healing solar panel technology.

These self-healing solar panels generate energy from the sun's energy, but the similarities to conventional solar cells end there. These cells, unlike artificial ones, take their cues from nature by being able to regenerate themselves as they degrade and need replacing. If the technology proves successful, it could be a dramatic game-changer for cheaper solar energy.