Solar Cells Printed Onto Plastic Could Be The Future Of Sustainable Energy

Solar Cells Printed Onto Plastic Could Be The Future Of Sustainable Energy
Innovation

USC researchers have developed a pathway to cheap and stable liquid solar cells that can be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.

Emma Hutchings
  • 17 may 2012

Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have developed a potential pathway to cheap and stable solar cells made from tiny nanocrystals that can exist as a liquid ink and be painted or printed onto clear surfaces. Assistant professor of chemistry Richard L. Brutchey and postdoctoral researcher David H. Webber developed a new surface coating for the nanocrystals, which are made of the semiconductor cadmium selenide.

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