The many uses of Graphene are well known. We believe this technology is going to change the way solar energy is seen in the future.
Recently we reported on our large scale production of highly transparent graphene films by chemical vapor deposition along with the gains achieved. In this process, our researchers create ultra-thin graphene sheets by first depositing carbon atoms in the form of graphene films on a nickel plate from methane gas. Then they lay down a protective layer of thermoplastic over the graphene layer and dissolve the nickel underneath in an acid bath.
In the final step they attach the plastic-protected graphene to a very flexible polymer sheet, which can then be incorporated into an OPV cell (graphene photovoltaics)
Graphene/polymer sheets have been produced that range in size up to 150 square centimeters and can be used to create dense arrays of flexible OPV cells. It may eventually be possible to run printing presses laying extensive areas covered with inexpensive solar cells, much like newspaper presses print newspapers.
Taking this a step further our researchers have been doping the graphene to increase its conductivity. We have seen substantial improvements both in conductivity and in our own ability to make this a useable technique. This alone was a major breakthrough and one we are very proud of. Doping primarily
Looking to the future we see graphene as THE material to which all Solar cell producers will ultimately need to incorporate within their designs and as such, our research and results have confirmed that Sol Solar Power is on the right track and has the team needed to ensure our products are the best performing.
As previously stated we are working with several companies in different stages of production and manufacture to establish a working partnership and mutual information exchange whilst we test and diagnose our latest product. These partnerships will, and can only enhance our current product range and will also allow us to consolidate where our finished application will be best served.
To find out more about Sol Solar Power and the services and products we provide, please visit our website: www.solsolarpower.com