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Solar Powered Glasses

Researchers at the KIT are developing sunglasses with glasses made from semi-transparent, organic solar cells that supply an integrated microprocessor with energy. The solar glasses are an example of future mobile applications of photovoltaics. Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent …

Invisibility cloaks boosts solar energy conversion efficiency

Researchers demonstrated a performance improvement of state-of-the-art silicon solar cells by cloaking their metal contact fingers. The cloaking free-form surfaces are fabricated on silicon heterojunction solar cells using direct laser writing of polymers and subsequent soft imprinting. Cloaking performance is …