Solar Panels are just one wave of the future, but their cost has long negated their existence, especially in 3rd world countries. Now a set of teenagers hailing from Nepal say they have invented a solar panel that is made from human hair.
The hair infused solar panels can produce up to 9V, which is enough juice to recharge a set of batteries or a mobile phone. Total cost to produce the panels are about $40, which is about half the cost of today’s solar panels on the market that are crafted from silicon. If they enter mass production the teens think that cost could be cut in half to $20.
While the hair’s conductive abilities will eventually run out, apparently replacing it doesn’t require any special knowledge and means those with little to no education can service the panels themselves.