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Offline birdzoom

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What are plastic photovoltaics?
« on: 27/01/2011 08:27:25 »
A new technology that uses plastic solar panels that are cheap as well as flexible is set to light up everything, from buildings to bus shelters.

Plastic photovoltaics (PV) are cheaper, lighter and easier to install compared to the silicon solar panels and because of its pliability, it can be used almost everywhere.
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Re: What are plastic photovoltaics?
« Reply #1 on: 27/01/2011 16:30:44 »
There have been flexible solar panels out for a while including trickle chargers for auto batteries.

Some experiments have been to incorporate them directly in house roofing.
 

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Re: What are plastic photovoltaics?
« Reply #2 on: 28/04/2011 07:51:46 »
Plastic photovoltaics (PV) are cheaper, lighter and easier to install compared to the silicon solar panels and because of its pliability, it can be used almost everywhere.

Most plastics do not conduct electricity, but the specialised molecular structure of plastic PV allows the flows of electrons. However, the efficiency of these panels does need improvement from the current 8 per cent as compared to silicon panels that achieve up to 18 per cent.
 

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Re: What are plastic photovoltaics?
« Reply #3 on: 28/04/2011 09:44:09 »
Plastic photovoltaics (PV) are cheaper, lighter and easier to install compared to the silicon solar panels and because of its pliability, it can be used almost everywhere.
I would prefer to buy a plastic solar panel. [O8)]

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