30 Jul '13, 9am

Transparent #Solar Film — #Efficiency Of Novel Solar Cell Doubled By Researchers @UCLA.

Transparent #Solar Film — #Efficiency Of Novel Solar Cell Doubled By Researchers @UCLA.

The tandem polymer solar cells are made of a photoactive plastic. A single-cell device absorbs only about 40% of the infrared light that passes through. The tandem device — which includes a cell composed of a new infrared-sensitive polymer developed by UCLA researchers — absorbs up to 80% of infrared light plus a small amount of visible light. While a tandem-structure transparent organic photovoltaic (TOPV) device developed at UCLA in 2012 converts about 4% of the energy it receives from the sun into electric power, the new tandem device — which uses a combination of transparent and semi-transparent cells — achieves a conversion rate of 7.3%. Researchers say that the new cells could serve as a power-generating layer on windows and smartphone displays without compromising users’ ability to see through the surface. The cells can be produced so that they appear light gray, gr...

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