Solar cells can also be produced from organic material (carbonaceous materials similar to plastics), not only from silicon. “Organic" solar cells of this type can be processed on flexible films for supplying mobile devices with electric power.
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Students design a scenario for possible applications. In physics classes they can work out the common features shared with silicon solar cells as well as the differences.
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