An international team of researchers teamed with Monash University to develop an extra-light, flexible solar cell that could power future wearable devices. Measuring just tenth the width of a human hair, these cells would have a lifespan of 11.5 years and have the ability to operate for over 20,000 hours with almost no quality deterioration, or 4.8-percent to be more specific.
Since the solar cell is just 2-square centimeters, it’s light enough to be placed on a flower petal, all the while still generating 9.9W per gram. They may even one day replace traditional batteries and be used in smartphones, smartwatches, as well as other smart gadgets.
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In normal use, individual solar cell devices can be combined to form modules, or what most know as solar panels. The common single junction silicon solar cell can generate a maximum open-circuit voltage of approximately 0.5 to 0.6 volts.