There are many different types of flexible solar panels, which use different materials as his medium. Which ultimately purchased power toys and gadgets that are dependent on whatever your needs.
Therefore, you should know what they want with their flexible solar panels in the form of voltage, current, and food. Some programs require on the upper part, you can use a lightweight and flexible solar panel so that the ratio between the weight of the power supply will be high. One aircraft powered by solar energy programs that require their photovoltaic panels as the simplest.
Flexible cells and modules to make photovoltaics semiconductor layers on the substrate material, flexible. Generally are not as effective as polycrystalline cells. But they are widely used for small applications such as toys and gadgets due to its weight, thickness and the ability to bend.
Researchers recently have broken new records in the efficiency of thin cells. Previous record 17.6% effectiveness now is driven 18.7% of researchers in the pursuit of dialogue, the Swiss federal laboratories for materials science and technology. These solar cells from Indian copper gallium selenide (CIGS) on a flexible substrate.
Has a different type of flexible PV Panel recently. This time experienced researchers from Institute of technology in New Jersey (NJIT) of photovoltaic material that can be painted or printed on a piece of flexible plastic. They hope that the process of production for this type of flexible to be relatively simple and cost-effective PV Panel.
This progress is the great impetus to the scientific community, and in the world. If the flexible photovoltaic panels can be as effective as polycrystalline cells, the price of solar panels will drop significantly. As a result, more people can buy panels photovoltaic to feed all the homes and offices. Will also reduce pollution and there will be fewer greenhouse gases which liberates the atmosphere each year.
Efficiency of solar cells, flexible we use every day are now less than 10 percent. Although the scientists and engineers will be able to create high-performance tests in the laboratory, not found a way to manufacture these products using the process cost-effective.
In this connection, the high efficiency of thin solar panels are still very expensive and are available only in laboratories. As long as the producers are able to earn high-performance, flexible panels are not, we will be able to use them to power toys and gadgets.