Posts Tagged ‘flexible solar cells’
Massachusetts-based Konarka Technologies Inc. has developed a transparent plastic solar cell that it hopes will be built onto electricity-generating windows. The Lowell, Mass.-based company on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement with Arch Aluminum & Glass to use Konarka’s plastic solar cells in building materials, including windows.
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has developed a new way to print flexible, semitransparent and ultrathin cells on cloth, plastic or any other materials. When this technology will be a success, it may provide the solar industry with alternatives to the fixed installations that are common today: cells may be printed [...]
American researchers have developed solar cells that are transparent enough to be used to tint windows on cars or buildings. Conventional cells are rigid or bulky, but the Americans created by a new method, thins and flexible solar cells that can be printed with ease on a soft surface. “You can make (the solar cells) [...]