The team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) together with Swiss physicists had synthesised unique material for the new generation solar elements. Japanese company Tokyo Chemical Industry has acquired the licence for the patent of the invention.
Organic semiconductors created at KTU are cheaper and of the same efficiency as the currently used alternatives.
“The material created by us is considerably cheaper and the process of its synthesis is less complicated than that of the currently used analogue material. Also, both materials have very similar efficiency of converting solar energy into electricity. That means that our semiconductors have similar characteristics to the known alternatives, but are much cheaper”, said professor Vytautas Getautis, head of the research group at KTU responsible for the discovery.
14 Apr 2017