Solar cells are already quite environmentally
friendly, however the manufacturing process can be improved. My research focuses on the
development of new materials that are processable in environmentally friendly solvents. These
materials are used in plastic solar cells. Plastic solar cells, just as newspapers, can
be printed on a large scale. This is done in an open environment and it’s therefore
important that we use environmentally friendly components to protect both the environment
and the workers in the factory. Safe, large-scale processing like this could lead to entire
cities being covered by plastic solar cells in the future.