19 Apr '12, 9pm

New Organic Solar Cells Should Make Great Tinted Windows

New Organic Solar Cells Should Make Great Tinted Windows

Electricity-producing windows may be the next fabulous innovation in solar technology — we’ve already written several stories about a US company working on solar windows and one about a UK company working on his tech . Apparently, a small German startup company based in Dresden is working on such tech as well. Heliatek, funded by Bosch, BASF, and others, has figured out how to make a semi-translucent, flexible, and lightweight solar panel of small organic molecules that could, in theory, be used to make windows. Just Starting Out The panels developed by Heliatek involve small organic molecules on a polyester film — sort of like OLED displays on a phone. They’re super light and also fairly bendy. The downside (from the end user point of view) is that they don’t generate quite as much power as a standard solar panel under normal conditions, although they do quite well in bot...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/19/organic-solar-cells-t...

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