Cheap solar cells tempt businesses

  title={Cheap solar cells tempt businesses},
  author={R. V. Noorden},
  • R. V. Noorden
  • Published 2014
  • Materials Science
  • Nature
  • O lga Malinkiewicz, a PhD student studying photovoltaics at the University of Valencia in Spain, first heard about perovskites, the latest hope for low-cost solar power, in April last year. Unlike the slabs of purified silicon at the heart of the solar cells that currently dominate the market, perov-skites form thin films that are easily made in the lab by mixing together cheap salts. " I couldn't believe it was so simple, " says Malink-iewicz, who immediately tried it herself. A year later… CONTINUE READING
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