This week in the STEM Community:

+The Daily Fusion posts about polymer solar cells.

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Project Megawatt intends to make polymer solar cells profitable enough to allow power generation from polymer solar cells to compete on market terms with traditional coal-fired power plants.

Advanced market models and a 1000 m2 (10764 ft2) test facility at DTU Risø Campus at Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Energy Conversion and Storage might lift the curse of spot prices from renewable energy.

Spot pricing is the price of electricity sold on the commercial market via day-ahead and intraday trading, but invented to allow customers to buy the cheapest energy possible, it is a curse on renewable energy.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1j8NCFs

Original research: (1, free) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201302031/abstract (2, paywall) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ente.201200055/abstract
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