Solar technology have revolutioned the world with its flexible, light weight form of solar cells which are so flexible to use in almost all the applications. These organic solar cells are made of polymers. Such solar cells can be easily printed or painted in roof of the building or any vehicle to drive its engine.
Formation these cells:
The solar cell uses a carbon nanotubes complex, is a molecular configuration of carbon in a cylindrical shape. The name is derived from the tube's miniscule size. Scientists estimate Nano tubes to be 50,000 times smaller than a human hair. One nanotube can conduct current better than any conventional electrical wire.
these carbon nano tubes and combined them with tiny carbon Buckyballs (known as fullerenes) to form snake-like structures. Buckyballs trap electrons, although they can't make electrons flow. The falling of sunlight over these structure excite the polymers, the bucky balls will grab the electrons. Nanotubes, behaving like copper wires, will then be able to make the electrons or current flow.
Using this unique combination in an organic solar cell recipe can enhance the efficiency of future painted-on solar cells. Once this is mass produced then this process become an inexpensive energy alternative for households around the world.
Merits of this Novel solar cell