Perovskite Challenges Silicon’s Dominance in Solar Power

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You might mistake perovskite researchers for audiophiles the way they’ve been collecting records.

The crystalline compound has the photovoltaic industry abuzz thanks to its relatively low cost, no-fuss production, and rapid development.

Hardly a week goes by without reports of a perovskite (pronounced p’raf-skite) solar cell approach toppling another efficiency record. In the past month or so records have been set with a tandem cell7-cell mini moduleinverted cell and the largest, most efficient flexible film-type cell. No solar technology has ever advanced this quickly.

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