As far as sending out contraptions into space is concerned, such would require a lot especially on the financial side. Among them include the flexibility of solar panels, including folding and/or open once they set foot in space, a feature that is said to be present in most spacecrafts which are making use of solar energy.
And a bunch of spacecraft engineers from Brigham Young University (BYU) have sought advice from an origami expert on the matter to work on a solar array which would be able to fold open to nearly 10 times its actual size.
Also, the said solar panel should be able to generate up to 250 kilowatts of power for the craft’s use. The main thing of it all is that the lighter the solar panel would be, the better without compromising its actual purpose. And this origami solar panel idea seems to be a perfect solution to that concern.