The best way to decorate your “smart” house, one of the dominant goals for which is rational and economical use of electricity, may be the development of Finnish experts – designer organic solar panels.
Their distinguishing feature is the method of production, so that the usual polymer films have become a cover with the original pattern, while maintaining their original properties.
In comparison with classical silicon wafers, dull appearance which does not allow blends into the decor of your home stylish and contemporary, the brainchild of engineers Technical Centre of Finland is able to not only freshen the interior, but also with fashionable “converters” to charge different sensors and medium-sized electronics.
Pleasing to the eye of the organic film is a list of several layers with a total thickness of only 0.2 mm, which is manufactured by screen printing on the printing presses and recalls when we first met constricted roll wallpaper.
Generating electricity coverage can be arranged so that the result obtained in the various figures and even complete drawings. Then place the film on the walls or windows in your house / apartment, apply it to the appliances in the room, or even decorate it the vehicle body.
Organic panel can be charged as from falling on them to sunlight, and from lighting indoors. However, it is worth noting that the carbon-based polymers cell of this type of solar cells, though attracted by their unusual appearance and flexibility, but their efficiency in the conversion of solar energy is much less than that of silicon analogues.
To understand the technical nuances and effective representation of the developers have created one composition that mimics the leaves from the trees. In this case, one square meter of such leaves – more than 200 pieces – can generate electricity with a current of 3.2 A and a voltage of 10.4 V.
The next step will be the production of the authors of the project the same way already rolled perovskite photocells that, according to the results of preliminary tests, will achieve the naked eye visible improvements in the quality of the performance of the final product and at the same time reduce production costs.
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