American developer of plastic solar cells, Solarmer Energy, Inc. demonstrated their public plastic solar cells that generate enough power to drive a small electrical device under bright indoor lighting conditions. The company had translucent cells and flexible cells available for examination.
Solarmer's highest efficiency polymer solar cells have demonstrated 6% efficiency, and they plan to seek NREL certification of these results in the near future. While the translucent and flexible cells have not yet attained this level of efficiency, the company's goals are to prove feasibility with these early samples. At the conference, Dr. Shrotriya, Solarmer's Director of Technology Development will also present Solarmer's progress and plans for pilot scale manufacturing on December 4th.