Plextronics has said that its single layer organic solar cell
technology has been certified by the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL), in Golden, Colorado with a conversion efficiency of
5.4 percent, which is claimed to be a new world record.
“Today’s world-record performance demonstrates the rapid pace at which
our technology is progressing,” said Troy Hammond, Vice President of
Products for Plextronics. “We look forward to continuing this
advancement until we have enabled low-cost solar cell products with our
Plexcore ink system.”
Plexcore ink system is designed to address ultra-low cost organic
photovoltaic cell production as part of commercializing the technology
at the important threshold of US$1 per watt.
founded in 2002 as a spinout from Carnegie Mellon University, based
upon conductive polymer technology developed by Dr. Richard McCullough.