Bulky Additives Could Make Cheaper Solar Cells Last Longer

January 12, 2024


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5-15 mins
Carlos In Lab

An insight into preventing perovskite semiconductors from degrading quickly, discovered at the University of Michigan, could help enable solar cells estimated to be two to four times cheaper than today’s thin-film solar panels. A potential combination with silicon-based semiconductors to form a tandem solar cell could also be very efficient and last for a long time, Xiwen Gong, U-M assistant professor of chemical engineering, notes.

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