Polymer based-solar-cells

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Polymer based-solar-cells

  1. 1. Polymer-based solarPolymer-based solarcellscells
  2. 2. CompositionComposition Thin films of polymersThin films of polymers Small-molecule compounds like:Small-molecule compounds like: Polyphenylene vinylenePolyphenylene vinylene Copper PhthalocyanineCopper Phthalocyanine Carbon fullerenesCarbon fullerenes
  3. 3. CharacteristicsCharacteristics LightweightLightweight Very designableVery designable Low environmentalLow environmentalimpactimpact Plasticized lookPlasticized look Dark in colorDark in color
  4. 4. UsesUses Low energy calculatorsLow energy calculators Battery chargersBattery chargers Electrical feedersElectrical feeders Charging backpacksCharging backpacks
  5. 5. Vs Silicon cellsVs Silicon cellsAdvantages:Advantages:• Cheaper (aboutCheaper (aboutone-tenth)one-tenth)• EnvironmentEnvironmentDisadvantages:Disadvantages:• Efficiency (only ¼Efficiency (only ¼compared tocompared tosilicon)silicon)• DegradationDegradation
  6. 6. Vs Silicon cellsVs Silicon cellsAdvantages:Advantages:• Cheaper (aboutCheaper (aboutone-tenth)one-tenth)• EnvironmentEnvironmentDisadvantages:Disadvantages:• Efficiency (only ¼Efficiency (only ¼compared tocompared tosilicon)silicon)• DegradationDegradation

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