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The Future of Solar Energy: 2nd Post… Plastics

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Senior Consultant Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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Roughly a year ago I posted the paper named “State-of-the Art PV Panels: “One word… plastics.” That post explored various options for solar modules that overcame several disadvantages of existing module designs.

Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are currently poised to assume this role. Although these currently have some issues with efficiency, they are improving this metric over time, and they have cost advantages, are more easily recycled than existing silicon-based designs, are light, and flexible.

In this post I will review OPVs and their advantages over other PV designs.


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