Researchers at nano-materials have come up with a way to make organic solar cells more flexible and increase their efficiency by more than 10 percent.
Tandon New York university school of engineering, a team of researchers believe that the development of solar energy in a variety of applications can be more useful, and become a part of the electric car, for example, into wearable electronics or stitched into a backpack, charging for mobile phone.
The researchers say most organic solar cells use carbon spheres called fullerenes, although they are expensive and can only be absorbed by a limited amount of light.
By using non-fullerenes and a range of other materials, solar cells can absorb as much light as possible.
However, the researchers say this is hard to do before, because it is difficult to work together at different levels of the battery.
The researchers found that using a molecule called a fondant as a crystallizer enhances the absorption of the layers and maximizes the potential of non-fullerenes.