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“The third generation of organic, flexible, lightweight photovoltaics is being led by Konarka, but we are happy to see other companies adding value to this new generation of solar modules. We see competiti- on as a good way to offer different alternatives to the end-consumer in order to make our world greener and to support sustainability.
Konarka’s plastic-based photovoltaic cells are effi- cient across a much broader spectrum of light than traditional solar cells, allowing them to be used effectively indoors and outdoors, and across a wide range of applications. The inherent strengths of Po- wer Plastic®
renewable, and recyclable. And, Power Plastic®
the only commercially available organic photovoltaic (OPV) material available on the market today. For all these reasons, the material has gained worldwide interest and recognition, and it sets Power Plastic® apart from both traditional solar and thin film tech- nologies.
Products and Prospects
Key customers include manufacturing partners that integrate Power Plastic®
are its light weight, efficiency, flexibility
and aesthetic appeal. The ability to integrate into our partners’ devices and projects makes their offering more robust, differentiated and sustainable. Existing solar technologies pose a range of issues from manuf- acturing through end-of-life. Power Plastic®
is truly into wide-ranging products,
including luggage and bags, camping and portable chargers, lighting, shade structures, microelectronics and building products. A few key applications inclu- de:
• Power-enabled Bags – By incorporating Power Plastic®
into their bags, luggage and bag manufactu-