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Stacked organic solar cells reach record 15% efficiency
01 May, 2018 | LaserFocusWorldFull Text External Link Indicator
"In an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of solar cell commercially viable, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) researchers have demonstrated organic solar cells that can achieve 15% efficiency--in the range of many solar panels, or photovoltaics, currently on the market. "Organic photovoltaics can potentially cut way down on the total solar energy system cost, making solar a truly ubiquitous clean energy source," said Stephen Forrest, the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, who led the work." by Gail Overton