in

Truly flexible solar cells might be coming sooner than we think.

Truly flexible solar cells might be coming sooner than we think.

The short version:

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices. Turns out only about 1% of the surface area of the electrodes in organic solar cells need to be electrically conductive. That opens up a lot of opportunities for applications.

This is a giant step forward for solar paint, solar windows, and other applications we haven’t even thought of. What do you think the coolest application of this might be?

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

Report

Level 3.2

Posted by Jobindi

What do you think?

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

0

California wants to make charging stations accept your credit card.

Los Angeles lights up the night with solar-powered electricity.