HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » Guardian: 'Game-changing'...

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 11:03 PM

Guardian: 'Game-changing' perovskite solar tech could be cheaper and more efficient

Australian company races to be first to develop perovskite solar and make technology available for more businesses

The Guardian | Annie Kane | 17 December 2015

With over 200 mostly sunny days a year, Australia’s nickname of the sunburnt country is well–earned. It’s therefore unsurprising that we lead the world in household solar, with 1.4m photovoltaic (PV) systems running in 2015.

By contrast however, Australia has relatively few large-scale solar farms, which the Clean Energy Council attributes to the “relatively high cost of the technology compared to more established forms of renewable energy”, such as wind power.

However, a new solar technology is being developed that could help to overcome this cost barrier, and bring about cheaper, and – potentially – less architecturally-intrusive solar energy. It’s called perovskite solar.

The technology essentially uses equal proportions of two other solar types (dye-sensitised solar cells and organic PV), and – even though it is still in development stage – has been of such interest to scientists, that Science magazine touted it as one of the top scientific breakthroughs of 2013.

To further the technology, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) announced earlier this month that it would provide up to $892,000 to support the CSIRO in developing and applying guidelines for assessing the performance of perovskite solar cells, which could be quite high...snip
Full Article: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/dec/18/game-changing-perovskite-solar-tech-could-be-cheaper-and-more-efficient

Cheap Green Solar = Cheap Green Hydrogen
"Game Changing"

2 replies, 806 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Guardian: 'Game-changing' perovskite solar tech could be cheaper and more efficient (Original post)
nationalize the fed Dec 2015 OP
daleanime Dec 2015 #1
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2015 #2

Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 11:16 PM

1. kick, kick, kick....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to nationalize the fed (Original post)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 02:43 PM

2. Interesting - cost of manufacture, in both money and energy terms

is key to the feasibility of solar. It's an area with plenty of room for improvement, and this sounds promising.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread