29 Feb '16, 4pm

MIT researchers develop thinnest, lightest solar cells ever made

MIT researchers develop thinnest, lightest solar cells ever made

The unique new process is explained in a paper by MIT professor Vladimir Bulović, research scientist Annie Wang, and doctoral student Joel Jean, in the journal Organic Electronics. An ultra-thin, lightweight solar cell like this one could someday make it possible to add solar power generation capabilities to all sorts of objects, including clothing. Making ever thinner and lighter solar cells has been a goal in the research community, and many developments along the way have illustrated progress. The key to this new process, according to Bulović, is to make the solar cell, the substrate that supports it, and a protective overcoating to shield it from the environment, all in one process.

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