Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced on November 24, 2010 that AIST successfully demonstrated operations of a new type of organic photovoltaic devices (solar cells organic) using optical absorption due to charge transfer between the different organic molecules. Organic solar cells are expected as new technology for manufacturing solar cell sheets that can be bent, lightweight, and now, have been actively studied and developed worldwide. This time, successful photoelectric conversion from near infrared light over the wavelength of one μm was confirmed using the photovoltaic devices fabricated using organic molecules consisting of two molecules. This technology based on the new principle will enable more effective energy conversion from the light to electricity.
Source: AIST's News Release (Japanese)