Photovoltaic (PV) technology allows solar energy to be converted directly into electricity. Photovoltaic panels come in a variety of options to suit the varying requirements of structure types; allowing for design flexibility and integrated application.

Polymer PVs are part of what could be construed as a “third wave” of photovoltaics to enter the market; the first two being traditional crystalline silicon cells and their newer thin film varieties. With polymer PVs, there is an opportunity not only to improve upon current solar cell technology but to apply it to applications unsuited to conventional PVs.

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When compared to silicon PVs, polymers are much lighter in weight and far more flexible, making it easy to tailor their size, shape, and colour. This…

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