Tracy Wemett, BroadPR
Science Magazine Publishes Article on Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) in Wire Format Co-Authored by Konarka Scientists
Konarka’s Dr. Russell Gaudiana and Dr. Christoph Brabec, along with Michael R. Lee, Robert D. Eckert, Karen Forberich and Gilles Dennler, Co-Author “Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials” Available in Science Magazine
Lowell, Mass. — March 25, 2009 — Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to energy, today announced that Science Magazine has published the article, “Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials,” co-authored by Konarka’s vice president, research, Dr. Russell Gaudiana and chief technology officer, Christoph Brabec. The article discusses the potential advantages of organic photovoltaics (OPV) in a flexible wire format.
|WHO:||Dr. Russell Gaudiana, Vice President, Research, Konarka
Dr. Christoph Brabec, Chief Technology Officer, Konarka
|WHAT:||Article entitled, “Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials,” published in Science Magazine|
|WHERE:||To download the complete article, visit the following link and click “Solar Power Wires Based on Organic Photovoltaic Materials”: http://www.konarka.com/index.php/site/tech_paper_publication/|
The article discusses how a wire format requires long-distance transport of current that can be achieved only with conventional metals, thus eliminating the use of transparent oxide semiconductors. Efficiency values of the wires range from 2.79% to 3.27%.
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About Konarka Technologies, Inc.
Konarka develops and manufactures solar plastic films that convert light to energy – anywhere. As the leading developer of polymer-based, organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology that provides a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors, Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical, scientific and manufacturing team. Manufactured at low cost and low energy consumption, the company's Konarka Power Plastic® technology is lightweight, flexible, scalable and adaptable for use in a variety of commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. and has a full scale production manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Mass. U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nurnberg, Germany, business development offices in Asia and a research and development facility in Austria. For additional information, visit www.konarka.com.
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