Perovskites could transform solar power
Better cell efficiency will enable the installations to pump out more power with fewer panels, reduce costs, and the amount of land, labor, and equipment needed to operate them.
“If we want to carry a new solar photovoltaic power is needed, therefore, is that it is driving the price down,” Henry Snaith, professor of physics at the University of Oxford and co-founder of 5 grams of Oxford, tells CNN Business. “This is one way to do so by pushing the efficiency and output control module, and perovskites really came into play.”
Perovskite was discovered in 1839. Oxford grams uses synthetic version, which is a material abundant in the Earth’s crust is inexpensive, with other companies use the original variation in mineral perovskites, taken together, are called the.
For just as the sun of a better and efficiency, it is not the matter of the Siliceous, the nature of the work in the shadow of the good, the days of the clouds, or even of the household. Perovskites inkjet printers that can be printed through the plate that afternoon.
Oxford hopes grams Silicon will eventually completely replace the perovskite.
“In the coming decades, all-perovskite the coatings to promise to raise efficiencies to further reduce the weight and the shipping cost of the equipment,” said Varun Sivaram, the industry experienced author of “Taming the sun Innovations car, Solaris, and the power of the planet” Snaith, who worked with while studying at Oxford.
He says that as technology develops, the perovskite can be sprayed or flexible surfaces. Semitransparent could be wrapped around the entire world, even the skills competition.
Oxford studies begin producing cells of the silica in the early years of a new purpose-built perovskite manufacturer of Brandenburg, Germany. It estimates that panels made from cells of up to $ 1,000 for homeowners can save the purchase and installation of the solar system average.
Last month, Saul Technologies, the new factory began in 1585 in Warsaw chiefs printing perovskite solar cells through inkjet printers. The next morning, that will start to supply the Swedish construction company Skanska Group, which says it wants to attach the first printed film solar developer, the forehead of the building in a commercial scale.
“When you are out for a game-changer in the industry sector, because it works in all light conditions,” says Saul Technologies co-founder Malinkiewicz Olga. “You can make flexible. How excellent is a matter. Architect will love him.”