Transparent, flexible solar cells

Transparent, flexible solar cells

Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us — on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more. A new flexible, transparent solar cell developed at MIT is bringing that future one step closer.

The device combines low-cost organic (carbon-containing) materials with electrodes of graphene, a flexible, transparent material made from inexpensive and abundant carbon sources.  The ability to use graphene instead of expensive brittle electrodes is making possible truly flexible, low-cost, transparent solar cells that can turn virtually any surface into a source of electric power.

http://news.mit.edu/2017/mit-researchers-develop-graphene-based-transparent-flexible-solar-cells-0728

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