Developing a new type of flexible solar cell
Chinese researchers have successfully developed a new type of flexible solar cell with high efficiency.
According to a Xinhua news agency, a researcher said the solar pyrochovite cells are characterized by high efficiency, low cost and simple manufacturing process.
“The current wearable devices are relatively heavy,” said Wu Zhaoxin, a professor at Xi’an Jiotong University.
He added that “Flexible solar pyruvasite cells are the same size as business cards, and can be unfolded in a (A4) Size paper.”
“Solar cells made of crystalline silicon and flex solar pyruvasite cells may become the trend of evolution in the field of solar cells,” Wu noted.
Flexible and very light solar cells can be used in aerospace industry, unmanned aerial and overhead air detection equipment and electronics.