Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
What if it were a lot easier to install solar power?
Silicon is cheap and a good semiconductor, but it’s bulky and rigid. Using organic polymers as semiconductors could yield solar panels with the physical characteristics of plastics.
A tandem solar cell made from silicon and metal-halide perovskite.
A hybrid approach to solar – using reliable silicon and new inexpensive material perovskite – shows promise for low-cost, efficient solar cells.
Perovskite, the latest magical substance.
Whenever I tell people I work with solar cells I am asked the same two questions: are they ever going to be really cheap? And can you get me some? While the answer to the second question is no, the answer…