New breakthroughs in science! Thin as paper, flexible solar cells are coming!

Researchers have made an important new breakthrough in the field of solar cells and developed an edge rounding technology. The flexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells developed based on this technology are as thin as paper, with a thickness of only 60 microns, and can be bent and folded like paper.


This new type of solar cell uses edge rounding technology, which is only implemented on the edge of the silicon wafer and has little impact on the photoelectric conversion efficiency of the solar cell. At the same time, this technology can also significantly improve the flexibility of solar cells, allowing them to withstand multiple bends, with a minimum bending radius of less than 5 mm and a bending angle of more than 360 degrees.

This innovation has important implications for the solar industry. Monocrystalline silicon solar cells are currently one of the leading products in the photovoltaic market. They have the advantages of long service life, perfect preparation technology and high conversion efficiency. Their market share exceeds 95%. However, traditional monocrystalline silicon solar cells are relatively rigid and difficult to adapt to the application requirements of complex shapes. The advent of new flexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells has opened up a broader field of solar energy applications, including building-integrated photovoltaics, smart wearable devices, foldable solar chargers, etc.