The solar glasses: photovoltaics with perspective
Organic solar cells are mechanically flexible, transparent and lightweight - and they can be manufactured in any shape and color using environmentally friendly printing technologies. As a result, they offer a wealth of possible applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. The solar glasses developed at the Materials Science Center in the Organic Photovoltaics group vividly demonstrate how solar energy can be used in the future for self-powered mobile electronics and in "smart wearables". ...
For example, semi-transparent organic solar cells are integrated into the lenses of the solar glasses, protecting the user's eye from sunlight while supplying electrical energy to an electronic circuit and two displays. The organic solar cells enable reliable operation even in low light conditions without the need for batteries to store energy.
PD. Dr. Alexander Colsmann, Holger Röhm, Tobias Leonhard
Light Technology Institute (LTI)