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Flexible, organic solar cells begin production, will be integrated into buildings.
Solar energy startup Heliatek are only weeks away from beginning production of their organic photovoltaic cells in a new factory in Germany. The company claims to be a world leader in the technique, after developing a technology based on ‘small molecules’ which allows for a 12% conversion efficiency. They are aiming for 16% by 2016.
The cells are cheaper to mass produce than traditional methods, and claim to have excellent performance in low light. One of the first uses for the technology will see it integrated into building facades and concrete on the outside of new low-energy buildings in Europe, to meet new directives for building energy efficiency which come into place in 2020.
In the picture above the grey external panels are the photovoltaic cells, which will come in a range of colours. To make the panels the cells are applied to a thin plastic panel, so they will be stronger and not prone to breaking like normal glass solar panels.
Warning: Do not watch this at work, and while there is nothing inappropriate with the video, some scenes could attract unwanted attention if someone sees you watching this.“Webcam” is based on actual events and was shot entirely on a computer’s webcam. The filmmakers hope that it will make people think more about the technology that we use every day and the effects it can have on all of us.