- TL;DR Summary
- Would it be feasible to automate silicon solar cell manufacturing, assuming efficiency is not relevant, on the moon?
If I wanted to create a factory, possibly automated, on the moon using materials from the surface to create silicon solar cells how hard would it be? Considering the environment, the cheapest and simplest solar cell, regardless of efficiency, would be what to use because quantity and area of deployment would be almost unlimited. My understanding is that there is an abundance of silicon, aluminum and titanium on the surface.