28 Apr '12, 12pm

Powerhouse Solar Cell Inspired by Leaf Biomimicry: Filed under: Energy News

Powerhouse Solar Cell Inspired by Leaf Biomimicry: Filed under: Energy News

A team of scientists headed up by Princeton University has achieved a whopping 47 percent increase in electricity generation from flexible plastic solar cells , simply by texturing the surface to mimic the wrinkles of a typical leaf. The biomimicry approach has resulted in a low cost, elegant solution for polymer-based solar cells, which are relatively cheap to manufacture but don’t pack the efficiency punch of typical silicon solar cells. Navy and Air Force support solar research By now it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force have provided funding in support of the Princeton biomimicry research, as the Department of Defense aggressively transitions to solar energy and other low cost, reliable alternatives to fossil fuel. The National Science Foundation also chipped in, and the University of Pennsylvania contributed to the research. Plastic ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/28/plastic-solar-cell-in...

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