Solar cell technology based on organic materials.
A glass substrate is spin-coated. This involves coating the substrate with a material film, which is only a few nanometers thin, suitable for use in the color solar cell. The previously sprayed substrate is placed on an aluminum plate and coated with the prepared solution. The plate is rotated at up to 6,000 revs/min, which ensures that the solution is evenly distributed on the substrate.
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Organic photovoltaics is an innovative field of research for scientists at BASF’s Joint Innovation Lab: solar cells based on organic materials are produced and tested here. The advantage of organic over inorganic solar cells is that they are as flexible and thin as plastic film. This means they could one day be used as environmentally friendly sources of energy on roofs, computer screens and cell phones. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.
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