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Harvard researches released a database of 35,000 organic molecules that are potentially over 10% efficient in converting solar energy into electricity. One thousand of the molecules are potentially over 11% efficient. The database will assist in the search for new organic photovoltaic materials.
Date: 06/27/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Dresden, Germany-based OPV thin-film developer Heliatek has achieved a new organic tandem solar cell world record with 10.7% cell efficiency on a 1.1 square centimeter substrate. SGS undertook the testing and has validated the figures.
Date: 04/30/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
A German startup (Heliatek) has developed a new type of lightweight solar panel its developers say can be integrated into the design of buildings and even used in electricity-producing tinted windows. The technology utilizes oligomer-based organic solar cells.
Date: 04/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Konarka announces its organic photovoltaic modules are the first OPV technology to pass aging tests performed by TÜV Rheinland. Industry partners can now integrate Konarka's Power Plastic solar film in many applications with unprecedented confidence.
Date: 04/16/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Fred Wudl, professor of Chemistry and Materials and Co-Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) at UCSB, discusses the design and synthesis of organic molecules and polymers for applications in organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Institute for Energy Efficiency Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a major advance in organic polymer solar cell research.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Production and Storage Solutions Group Head Guillermo Bazan made a break through in reducing the reaction time and increasing the average molecular weight of organic polymer solar cells.
Date: 10/18/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
The Organic Photovoltaics Summit will bring together experts to address key issues in the industry.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Event
Technologies: Energy Conversion

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