Cheap solar cells tempt businesses

  title={Cheap solar cells tempt businesses},
  author={Richard Van Noorden},
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… 
Technical and economic assessment of perovskite solar cells for large scale manufacturing
In this paper, we have carried out detailed technical and economic assessment of perovskite solar cells for large scale manufacturing. For ultra-small area of the order of 0.1 cm2, efficiency of 20%
Flexible perovskite solar cell on metal plate
I report highly bendable and efficient perovskite solar cells (PSCs) that use thermally oxidized layer of Titanium (Ti) metal plate as an electron transport layer (ETL). The power conversion
Effect of Structure, Temperature, and Metal Work Function on Performance of Organometallic Perovskite Solar Cells
The impact of hole transport materials (HTMs) on the performance of methylammonium lead halide (CH3NH3PbI3)-based perovskite solar cells has been investigated using computational analysis. The main
Recent Progress and Future Prospects for Light Management of All‐Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Developing tandem solar cells is an excellent strategy to break through the Shockley–Queisser limit for single‐junction solar cells. All‐perovskite tandem solar cells (all‐PTSCs) are considered to
Environment versus sustainable energy: The case of lead halide perovskite-based solar cells
A.B. is a Ph.D. fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). B.C. is a postdoctoral fellow of FWO. We thank Dirk Weiss and Andreas Wade for the fruitful discussions.
Effects of internal relaxation under inplane strain on the structural, electronic and optical properties of perovskite BaZrO3
  • G. Qin, Xiaojun Peng, H. Fu
  • Materials Science
    Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Mater. Sci. Ed.
  • 2017
We present the specific ab-initio calculations that detail the variations of perovskite BaZrO3 caused by in-plane strain. Specifically, the internal relaxation, which was not captured in the widely
Flexible crystals of perovskite-like coordination polymers with a tunable and switchable organic guest: (CH3NH3)2[KFe(CN)6] and (CH3NH3)2[KCo(CN)6].
The crystal structure has been determined for (CH3NH3)2[KCo(CN)6] and the value of the electric ac conductivity has been estimated and analyzed in terms of the activation process of the current carriers.