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Is it dawn or sunset for Konarka’s technology?

Konarka solar panels have been used in a messenger bag. Konarka solar panels have been used in a messenger bag.
By Scott Kirsner
August 8, 2010

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Scouring the labs of University of Massachusetts Lowell in the late 1990s for new technologies with big potential, Howard Berke stumbled across some experiments being done by the chemist Sukant Tripathy, then the head of the school’s Center for Advanced Materials. Tripathy was creating a new kind of solar cell that used conductive polymers, rather than silicon, to produce power ... (Full article: 1209 words)

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