Recyclable Solar Cells Made From Trees
Team from Georgia Tech and Purdue develop energy production device made from recyclable organic material.
In another win for green technology, recyclable solar cells have been created using material from trees. This new development in solar energy is courtesy of a research team from Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University. The team of researchers utilized natural substrates from trees to create organic solar cells. They also created these organic solar cells on cellulose nanocrystal or CNC substrates, which make it possible for the cells to be recycled in water at room temperature. When the solar cell is immersed in water, the CNC substrates dissolve easily and makes it easy for the solar cells to be separated into its main components.