What does the city of the future look like?

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The sun provides a huge amount of energy for us. In fact more energy hits the surface of the Earth in one hour than we consume in a whole year.

While this source of energy has incredible potential to power our future cities, at the moment the vast majority of it goes uncaptured. Imagine a world where we can actually collect this energy. A world where every surface is being used to generate electricity. There would be solar panels all throughout our cities – lining skyscraper windows, on the tops of buildings, bus shelters, the roofs of cars and embedded in the bags and clothing that people are carrying around and wearing.

Believe it or not, this reality is closer than you think.


We’re developing new printable solar cells that are flexible, light weight and are so thin that they can cover most surfaces. This new technology is allowing us…

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