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Simple semiconductor solutions could boost solar power generation

Research from the University of Surrey claims that a “simple” tweak to perovskite solar cells at the manufacturing stage could help unlock the untold potential of a renewable energy source. The Surrey Institute of Advanced Technology (ATI) has shown that it is possible to regulate and reduce unwanted energy losses in perovskite solar panels by precisely controlling the manufacturing process.

Dr Bovey Lee, principal investigator for the program at the University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Technology, said:

“The future of perovskite solar panels is incredibly exciting, promising many opportunities not only to improve the performance of solar power plants and roof panels, but also to power spacecraft and interstellar probes.” “We hope that the relatively simple approach demonstrated in our study dealing with recombination losses can improve the reproducibility, efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells.”

Perovskite solar cells are widely considered the natural successor to silicon-based solar devices due to their high energy conversion efficiency, low development cost and light weight. Named after a naturally occurring mineral with a structurally similar chemical formula, perovskites are synthetic compounds with three-dimensional lattice crystal structures. The University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Technology is a world leader in research on perovskite solar cells and their contribution to increasing global clean energy production.

Lead researcher Dr Wei Zhang from the University of Surrey said: “Perovskites are extraordinary semiconductor materials that are revolutionizing next-generation photovoltaic technology. However, despite unprecedented success in many new application areas, their potential has yet to be unlocked.”

“Our work will contribute to the understanding of the complex interaction between passivators and perovskites at material surfaces and will take perovskite photovoltaics to new heights.” Professor Ravi Silva, co-leader of the research program at the University of Surrey and director of ATI, said: “Net-Zero is not possible without solar energy as the main ingredient in the mix. Solar energy is currently leading the way. worldwide large-scale, low-cost green energy harvesting technology.”

“ATI and the University of Surrey are committed to ensuring that this perovskite technology complements traditional solar modules and is at the heart of tomorrow’s world’s sustainability needs.” Source

Source: Port Altele

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