New Solar Windows

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09/28/2012

New Solar Windows

Design projected to be cost efficient

 

UCLA researchers recently created a new type of polymer solar cell that can maintain around 70% transparency while converting infrared light into an electrical current.

It can be produced in high volume for a low cost because it’s made from lightweight, flexible photoactive plastic. The new cells are less sensitive to visible light but absorb more near-infrared light than previous failed versions, allowing a balance between performance and transparency.

The new design also eliminates the need for opaque metal electrodes by replacing them with a transparent conductor. The finished product offers a 4% power-conversion efficiency. The team’s discovery opens the door for future solar components in portable electronics, smart windows, and building-integrated photovoltaics, says Yang Yang, study leader and UCLA professor.

 

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


 
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