News

You are here

Patent Map Reveals Rise Of Thin-Film Solar Technology

Forbes

I am a sucker for data visualization graphics, especially if the data being visualized is related to energy innovation.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover a dynamic mapping of the geographic history of thin-film solar cell innovation developed by researchers at the University of Amsterdam.

A photovoltaic cell consists of two or more layers of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon. When the material is exposed to light, electrical charges are generated and conducted away by metal contacts as direct current. The electrical output from a single cell is small, so multiple cells are connected together and encapsulated (usually behind glass) to form a module or panel.

Read the full story from Forbes

Related News

Sign up for the latest alerts

Get emails from SEIA and be the first to know about solar news and issues in your state.

Or, sign up for our press list.

Related Content

Contact Information

To schedule an interview with one of SEIA's spokespeople, please contact:

  • Ken Johnson, Vice President of Communications at 202.556.2885

Sign up for our press list.

Solar Update

Solar Generation