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Photovoltaic energy conversion offers one of the best means for the future of renewable energy in the world.
The sun’s energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today’s single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive — 10 times pricier than coal, according to some estimates.
Working at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS), a premier source of X-ray and ultraviolet light beams for research, an international team of scientists found that for highly efficient polymer/organic photovoltaic cells, size matters.
Controlling “mixing” between acceptor and donor layers, or solar cell domains, in polymer-based solar cells could increase their efficiency, according to a team of researchers that included physicists from North Carolina State University.
Organic solar cells have long been a promising alternative to conventional solar cells, but their low efficiency, low stability, and low strength have kept them from widespread commercial use.
Today’s solar cells have several limitations, including high production costs, low efficiency and durability, and reliance on scarce materials for production.
New solar cells could increase the maximum efficiency of solar panels by over 25%, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge.
In the world of solar energy, organic photovoltaic solar cells have a wide range of potential applications, but they are still considered an upstart.
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