Daylight damage to photovoltaics

ScienceDaily | Dec 2, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  • Solar power represents an important element of future renewable energy solutions.
  • Similar to the way your carbon-based skin cells can get a nasty sunburn from the sun’s ultraviolet light after a day at the beach, the researchers found that the fragile organic molecules in the semiconducting layer can be damaged from exposure.
  • Using a method known as matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight, the researchers determined the likely degradation products from solar damage.