Lighter. More flexible. Resilient. These are the core catchwords of the space industry. And Adelaide-based startup Spacelis thinks it’s cracked a significant challenge – solar panels.
Photovoltaics need materials that are conductive. And this must be set on a transparent substrate. In the case of traditional technology, that’s usually silver on silicon (glass).
Both components are heavy. Both are expensive to manufacture in highly pure forms.
The path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse begins in the United States in Texas and ends in Maine.
Exactly three years from now, on April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will witness the Moon entirely blot out the Sun, providing one of the most mesmerizing sights a person can witness.
On August 21, 2017, millions who live in or traveled to the United States witnessed a spectacular event — the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The narrow path of totality on American soil started in Oregon and ended in South Carolina, captivating all of those fortunate enough to witness it. But after the excitement of the Great American Eclipse died down, every viewer was left with just one question: “When is the next one?”