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A Polymer Solar Cell with Near-Perfect Internal Efficiency

Home Forums Archive Infrastructure A Polymer Solar Cell with Near-Perfect Internal Efficiency

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    http://www.physorg.com/news164458857.html

    It’s sitting at 6% efficiency right now, but these can go in places a lot of other cells cannot.

    Thoughts?

    #6632
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    Marginal improvements in efficiency are not what is keeping solar cells from being effective. 5%, 6% or 20% isnt the point: The point is 100k per square meter or 50 cents per square meter.

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    Polymer solar cells are cheaper than most, if not all, of the other solar alternatives… or so the article states.

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    #6642
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    Thorizan wrote:

    Polymer solar cells are cheaper than most, if not all, of the other solar alternatives… or so the article states.

    I know, thats what makes them interesting, in my opinion. One could expect a news-article along the lines of: production process improved to reduce cost of polymer solar cells by an order of magnitude.

    That would be cool. An extra percentge of efficiency under laboratory conditions? Meh.

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