for National Geographic News
Scientists have invented a plastic solar cell that can turn the sun's power into electrical energy, even on a cloudy day.The plastic material uses nanotechnology and contains the first solar cells able to harness the sun's invisible, infrared rays. The breakthrough has led theorists to predict that plastic solar cells could one day become five times more efficient than current solar cell technology.
There's more here.
I neglected to put the link to this article up so here it is now. This article concerns solar films:
The New Dawn of Solar
The rest is here. There's an animation here.
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