New ‘Terraboxes’ Turn Electricity and Sand Into Solar Panels
The design of Maana’s solar panel is optimized for the specific enad unique conditions of in-situ resources utilization.
Maana Electric aims to send small warehouse container-like boxes, that are capable of building solar panels using only electricity and sand, to Earth’s deserts in order to help fight climate change.
The mini-factories fit inside shipping containers, meaning they can be transported to remote desert locations where they can produce the solar panels needed to harvest clean solar energy. Aside from helping combat climate change, the potentially revolutionary product could also help reduce the reliance of renewable energy operators on China, which manufactures the majority of the world’s photovoltaic solar panels.
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