The University of Massachusetts Amherst


PHaSE Energy Center Develops Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy

Plastics and polymers can now being made into solar panels. They can be made to be light, easily manufactured, and easy to carry around. But, they need to be more efficient and cheaper. To do this, one needs to know just how and why the best plastic test solar panels work. PHaSE Center scientists are conducting cutting edge research to make this happen. Research in PHaSE focuses on the generation of new, polymer-based photovoltaic structures for the conversion of sunlight into electricity.