25 May '18, 2pm

Motorola scientist announces new tech for solar self-powered cars by 2021

Motorola scientist announces new tech for solar self-powered cars by 2021

A new highly efficient solar cell known as PolyPower has been developed from a combination of environmentally-friendly, non-toxic organic materials and cutting-edge nanotechnology. The panels are both flexible and durable enough to be easily applied to all sorts of structures including transportation, drones, boat decks, wearable tech and military hardware, in wafer-thin layers. At the heart of the polymer solar cell, there is a light-absorbing layer that consists of an organic mixture, sandwiched between two conducting electrodes. This layer absorbs solar energy, converting it into electrical power. The optimised thickness of the active layer is in the range of hundreds of nanometres. The technology has been designed to develop new, highly efficient cells that can produce energy at far lower cost than existing hardware. The team that developed it is led by Dr Franky So, f...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/motorola...

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