Quinn Burlingame, Ph.D., is an organic photovoltaic researcher and postdoctoral fellow in chemical sciences with the Loo Group at Princeton University. He joins us today to discuss recent advances in technology for organic semiconductors and solar cells. While the use of carbon and hydrocarbon-based materials for organic solar electricity is still a research-based technology, Burlingame reports that they are seeing rapid improvements in its efficiency and anticipates that it will soon be comparable with the more traditional silicon-based solar cells. Furthermore, the ability to make organic solar cells lightweight, flexible, and even transparent will open access to niches that aren’t possible for silicon, such as use in windows.
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