04 Jul '11, 2pm

Cling film #solar cells looking good says study

Cling film #solar cells looking good says study

A government-backed research project has hailed a breakthrough in the efficiency of printed plastic solar cells, potentially paving the way for the commercialisation of cheaper and more transportable solar panels. The Science and Technology Facilities Council, a non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, today confirmed the results of its research into the layers of materials which convert sunlight into electricity. FURTHER READING California goldrush continues as First Solar nets $4.5bn loan guarantees DECC: UK can meet targets, despite slow renewables growth Most photovoltaic devices are made with silicon, but scientists are keen to develop organic or plastic photovoltaic devices , which are believed to be cheaper and more flexible. Plastic films can be deposited from solution using low cost roll-to-roll printing techniques. Some ...

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