Solar energy is a major energy source that has the potential to enable a sustainable fossil-free society. With approximately 1000 watts per square meter at sea level on a clear day the sun is an immense energy source which solar cells can tap directly into. Organic solar cells are uniquely environmentally friendly because of the low embedded energy in the solar foil. Low process temperatures, organic materials, and cost effective material use allows a lower energy pay-back time than any other solar cell technology.
With the carbon electrode the solar cells represent a truly green technology. Solar cells can be disposed of in normal household waste for incineration or plastic recycling.