Low-Cost Solar Cells Moving Closer Thanks To New Research On Electrodes

From Clean Technica

Low-cost solar cells appear to now be one step closer to becoming a commercial reality, based on the findings of new research from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

The researchers at OIST have been working on the creation of solar cells based on organic materials that possess electrodes that are both flexible and transparent — potentially allowing for the fabrication of low-cost solar cells. This work has been detailed in a new paper, where electrodes made from various different materials are characterized in detail. Materials include: plastic, conductive material, and zinc oxide. The researchers have also devised new methods of cleaning the electrodes, in order to restore conductivity and function after periods of long-term storage.

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