Eco Factor: New organic solar PV technology works on a principle similar to photosynthesis in plants.
A startup company called Eight19, a collaborative effort of Cambridge University‘s Cavendish Laboratory and UK environmental group the Carbon Trust is here to give a new dimension to the field of solar energy. The company is working on the of new organic solar PV technology that holds the potential to make solar cell installation easier and cheaper.
Eight19’s solar panels will be built using a flexible transparent material that is capable of being unrolled easily, offering versatility and convenient use. It is claimed that organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on organic solar PV technology do not function like solar conductors, but work on a principle similar to photosynthesis in plants.
This latest technology could produce solar panels that are like the transparent plastic sheets, which could easily be fitted to your windows. Not only will the new solar cells be easier to install, but will be cheaper compared to the present photovoltaic technology. The new organic solar PV technology would revolutionize the possible applications for solar technology.
Via: The Independent