Technology

Technology

Current technology makes solar panels limited in their application. They are expensive, brittle and cumbersome. Limited efficiency means large surface areas are required to provide any meaningful power generation, which must be supplemented by a centralised power source. Nextgen’s patented, proprietary technology results in highly efficient, flexible, solar panels to be applied to structures with wafer-thin, robust application. This advancement allows transportation vehicles and other applications to greatly supplement their power reserves.

NextGen Nano’s polymer semiconductors are alterable in material design, lightweight, flexible, semi-transparent, and potentially inexpensive. Combining organic semiconductors and photovoltaics results in an exciting class of energy harvesting technique – polymer solar cells (PSCs). From a commercial point of view, the payback period of PSCs is projected to be less than that of other photovoltaic products. The following figure demonstrates its working mechanism. The light-absorbing layer is the heart of all polymer solar cells. It is made by an organic mixture and sandwiched between two conducting electrodes. The layer absorbs solar energy and converts the energy into electrical power. The optimised thickness of the active layer is in the range of hundreds of nanometres.

Blending earth friendly bio-polymers with cutting edge nanotechnology, NextGen’s trademark PolyPower® revolutionises the sector, decentralising power generation and opening up endless market opportunities. PolyPower® provides an extremely flexible, durable and efficient solar cell technology with a wide range of both industrial and everyday applications.

Research and Development Laboratory Facilities

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Evaporators, gloveboxes, and RF Sputter systems for IR photodetectors and solar cells

Synthesis gloveboxes

Synthesis gloveboxes

OLED evaporator and glovebox system with a robotic transfer arm

OLED evaporator and glovebox system with a robotic transfer arm

Probe station for transistor measurements

Probe station for transistor measurements

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OLED characterisation & measurements

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OPV characterisation & measurements