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Solar panels for a cloudy day

Cloudy sky

The Telegraph recently reported on NPL's measurement research supporting organic, plastic and printed electronics, in particular solar energy photovoltaics.

Dr Fernando Castro, Principal Research Scientist in NPL's Electrochemistry Group said:

"Organic photovoltaics work much better in low and diffused light conditions. Even if it's cloudy, they still work. It's not that they are going to produce more power, but they are more efficient at generating power from the light that is available. So they would work better than normal solar cells do in cloud."

Read the article in The Telegraph

Read article in The Atlantic Cities: Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities

Find out more about NPL's Organic Electronics research

Contact: Fernando Castro

Last Updated: 6 May 2014
Created: 20 Mar 2014


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