Designer screen printed solar cells are possible now with the new technique developed by researches at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.
Instead of mounting the solar module on the roof, it could be integrated in the glass façade of a building. It is possible to produce it in desired colours, print images or text on the module.
These design options open up an entirely new range of possible applications. It can be used as shade, window or even as company’s logo while generating electricity.
The key component of the new module is an organic dye which in combination with nanoparticles converts sunlight into electricity.