Santa Clarita, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] BioSolar, Inc., developer of a technology to produce thin film, flexible solar cells on bio-based plastic substrates, has created the world’s first bio-based solar cell.
“BioSolar has successfully completed the next step in constructing a bio-based solar cell module by laminating BioSolar’s own proprietary bio-based substrate onto a crystalline solar cell as back sheet,” said Dr. David Lee, BioSolar’s CEO.
The processes used to laminate solar cells to back sheets and front cover generally occur at a higher temperature than most bio-based films can withstand.
BioSolar’s bio-based proprietary films can withstand the environment of the photovoltaic lamination oven, and working solar cells can be made using BioSolar’s bio-based film as part of the packaging for crystalline silicon-based PV modules as well. The three fully functional prototype solar cell modules using BioSolar’s proprietary bio-based backsheets performed to the cell specifications.
“We look forward to reaching our next important milestone in producing a thin film, flexible solar cell on a bio-based plastic substrate,” concluded Lee.