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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Bürckstümmer: A printable, flexible, organic solar cell

Unscramble the Blue Letters

After the piirntng process, you can have a solar module which could look like this ... It looks a bit like a plastic foil and actually has many of its features. It's lightweight ... it's bendable ... and it's semi-transparent. But it can harvest the enrgey of the sun outdoors and also of this idnoor light, as you can see with this small, illuminated LED. You can use it in its plastic form and take advantage of its low weight and its bendability. The first is important when tiiknnhg about buildings in warmer regions. Here, the roofs are not dengeisd to bear additionally heavy loads. They aren't designed for snow in winter, for instance, so heavy silicon salor clels cannot be used for light hnstaiverg, but these lightweight solar folis are very well suited. The bendability is important if you want to combine the solar cell with membrane architecture. imganie the sails of the Sydney Opera as power plants. Alternatively, you can combine the solar foils with cenitvonanol construction materials like glass. Many glass facade elements contain a foil anyway, to create laminated safety glass. It's not a big deal to add a second foil in the production process, but then the fadace element contains the solar cell and can pordcue electricity.

Open Cloze

After the ________ process, you can have a solar module which could look like this ... It looks a bit like a plastic foil and actually has many of its features. It's lightweight ... it's bendable ... and it's semi-transparent. But it can harvest the ______ of the sun outdoors and also of this ______ light, as you can see with this small, illuminated LED. You can use it in its plastic form and take advantage of its low weight and its bendability. The first is important when ________ about buildings in warmer regions. Here, the roofs are not ________ to bear additionally heavy loads. They aren't designed for snow in winter, for instance, so heavy silicon _____ _____ cannot be used for light __________, but these lightweight solar _____ are very well suited. The bendability is important if you want to combine the solar cell with membrane architecture. _______ the sails of the Sydney Opera as power plants. Alternatively, you can combine the solar foils with ____________ construction materials like glass. Many glass facade elements contain a foil anyway, to create laminated safety glass. It's not a big deal to add a second foil in the production process, but then the ______ element contains the solar cell and can _______ electricity.

Solution

  1. facade
  2. cells
  3. thinking
  4. conventional
  5. imagine
  6. produce
  7. foils
  8. solar
  9. harvesting
  10. designed
  11. printing
  12. energy
  13. indoor

Original Text

After the printing process, you can have a solar module which could look like this ... It looks a bit like a plastic foil and actually has many of its features. It's lightweight ... it's bendable ... and it's semi-transparent. But it can harvest the energy of the sun outdoors and also of this indoor light, as you can see with this small, illuminated LED. You can use it in its plastic form and take advantage of its low weight and its bendability. The first is important when thinking about buildings in warmer regions. Here, the roofs are not designed to bear additionally heavy loads. They aren't designed for snow in winter, for instance, so heavy silicon solar cells cannot be used for light harvesting, but these lightweight solar foils are very well suited. The bendability is important if you want to combine the solar cell with membrane architecture. Imagine the sails of the Sydney Opera as power plants. Alternatively, you can combine the solar foils with conventional construction materials like glass. Many glass facade elements contain a foil anyway, to create laminated safety glass. It's not a big deal to add a second foil in the production process, but then the facade element contains the solar cell and can produce electricity.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
solar cells 9
solar cell 7
organic photovoltaics 3
total energy 2
silicon solar 2
solar foils 2
integrated solar 2

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silicon solar cells 2

Important Words

  1. add
  2. additionally
  3. advantage
  4. alternatively
  5. architecture
  6. bear
  7. bendability
  8. bendable
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  11. buildings
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  14. combine
  15. construction
  16. conventional
  17. create
  18. deal
  19. designed
  20. electricity
  21. element
  22. elements
  23. energy
  24. facade
  25. features
  26. foil
  27. foils
  28. form
  29. glass
  30. harvest
  31. harvesting
  32. heavy
  33. illuminated
  34. imagine
  35. important
  36. indoor
  37. instance
  38. laminated
  39. led
  40. light
  41. lightweight
  42. loads
  43. materials
  44. membrane
  45. module
  46. opera
  47. outdoors
  48. plants
  49. plastic
  50. power
  51. printing
  52. process
  53. produce
  54. production
  55. regions
  56. roofs
  57. safety
  58. sails
  59. silicon
  60. small
  61. snow
  62. solar
  63. suited
  64. sun
  65. sydney
  66. thinking
  67. warmer
  68. weight
  69. winter