The Vision for Polymer Solar Cells is Power Production at Low Cost

Authors Ashwini Rayar, Sharanappa Chapi

Department of Physics, K.L.E. Society’s Jagadguru Tontadarya College, Gadag-582101, Karnataka, India

Issue Volume 12, Year 2020, Number 5
Dates Received 10 April 2020; revised manuscript received 15 October 2020; published online 25 October 2020
Citation Ashwini Rayar, Sharanappa Chapi, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 12 No 5, 05008 (2020)
PACS Number(s) 84.60.Jt, 82.47.Aa, 82.35.Np, 84.60.Jt
Keywords Polymer solar cell, Spin-coating (2) , Organic photovoltaic (2) , Nanoparticles (70) , Batteries (5) .

Polymer solar cell (PSC) design requires the implementation of high performance, high reliability, and low-cost equipment. PSCs accomplish the function exactly as another kind of solar cell and as such enter the well-charted commercial realm, with numerous types of solar cells and many potential applications. "Today's world of portable electronics is power-hungry, so existing portable solar cells cannot power a cell phone, music player, or laptop – it is just a back-up or trickle-up power supply, and does not provide 'on-the-go' power, as many would like it to. In fact, being a portable solar cell does not really mean that it can charge the batteries in your gadget while you are on your way to work, as it would take a full day or more of the direct sun onto the solar cell. The vision of PSCs is a low-cost power generation. At present, the role of PSCs lies between the ongoing development of technology and the initial market introduction, and, as a result, sustainable power generation is far from within reach". New applications can be developed as the technology emerges, and new market segments can be added. There are several challenges for this industry, including lower production costs, public awareness and the best infrastructure. Solar energy is a necessity of the day and solar cell research has a promising future all over the world.

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