Plastic Solar Cells’ New Design Promises Bright Future

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century, with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life. Harvesting energy directly from sunlight to generate electricity using photovoltaic technologies is considered to be one of the most promising opportunities to produce electricity in an environmentally benign fashion. Polymer solar cells offer unique attractions and opportunities. These solar cells contain Earth-abundant and environmentally benign materials, can be made flexible and lightweight, and can be fabricated using roll-to-roll technologies similar to how newspapers are printed. The difficulty with using these cells is that they do not fill with 100 percent energy. New studies have figured out how to work these cells to gain 80 percent charge, a 10 percent increase from the past.

Renewable Energy- Solar energy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130814101440.htm

-Manny Portela

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