Friday, October 14, 2005

Solar Cells Made from Plastics Could Reduce Cost

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a new solar cell made froma single layer of plastic sandwiched between two conductive electrodes. The materials are cheap and can be easily mass produced. So far, the percentage efficiencies are still in the single digits but recently researchers have seen gains, and they hope to double the efficiency in a short time, eventually shooting for 15 to 20 percent efficiency with a 15 to 20 year lifespan.

1 Comments:

At 12:15 PM, Blogger George said...

Looks like you need some sort of comment verification system!

Anyway, I just want to point out the obvious. Made of plastic? That won't be much help when we can't get any more oil :)

Other wise, good find.

 

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