Gallery: Phillips 66 and Solarmer Develop World’s Most Efficient Polyme...


A two-year partnership between Houston-based Phillips 66, California-based Solarmer Energy and the South China University of Technology (SCUT) has resulted in the most efficient polymer-based organic solar cell ever constructed. The cell features an efficiency rating of 9.31%, and it puts the team a good step further in introducing the technology to the market. Polymer-based solar cells are transparent, lightweight and flexible – and the technology is thought to open up several new creative applications for solar power, including integrating flexible solar films in vehicles, transparent solar cell windows, and even solar-powered clothing.

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