Scientists have developed a new simple design that could lower costs and improve the performance of solar cells. They used alternative, transparent materials that can be deposited at room temperature, which is a huge advantage over traditional chemical doping techniques. Today’s commercially available silicon solar cells are built using doping, a process that increases the cell’s electrical conductivity.
University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University Team Demonstrate New Paradigm for Solar Cell Construction
A new paradigm for solar cell construction that may ultimately make them less expensive, easier to manufacture and more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun was experimentally demonstrated by a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.