Even though polymer plastic makes solar cells lighter and cheaper to produce, solar cells are typically made of silicone because silicone converts light to electrical energy more efficiently. However, a team of researchers from the Imperial College London has discovered a particular molecular structure of polymers in solar cells may boost effectiveness. The team has discovered a material that absorbs as much as 50% more light than materials used currently. Their results were recently published in Nature Materials.
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