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Separate Groups Vie for Solar Polymer World Record (update)

3:19 AM MST | December 16, 2011 | Alex Scott

Solvay, in association with Imec (Leuven, Belgium,), a nanoelectronics research organization, and Polyera (Skokie, IL), an electronic materials supplier, claims to have achieved a new world-record efficiency of 8.3% for polymer-based organic solar cells. The solar cells are of a single junction type set in an inverted device stack.   The Solvay collaboration is not the only group contending for the world record in the solar polymer field, however. Konarka Technologies (Lowell, MA) already produces polymer-based organic solar cells that convert light...

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