Even with the rest of the world in some stage of social, political and economic turmoil, some good news seeps out occasionally....
"The group, consisting of scientists from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University
have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics. They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient."
Remarkable article here.