Energy-harnessing polymer film
Konarka’s Power Plastic converts light to energy and can be integrated into any device, system, or structure that is exposed to light. Power Plastic is based on organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology and is extremely lightweight and flexible. OPVs are thin films comprised of multiple nanostructured layers of semiconducting organic materials and are predicted to revolutionize the solar energy industry because they can be fabricated using low-cost, mass-production-solution-based processes such as ink-jet or screen printing.
Power Plastic utilizes a wider range of the light spectrum than conventional solar cells and allows all visible light sources to be used to generate power. The film easily conforms to a variety of product-design applications and may be customized with various colors and shapes.
Contact: Konarka, Lowell, PA, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment