. . . that is applied directly to a typical solar cell,
. . . to boost its efficiency.
The thin crystalline films, are made by mixing,
. . . 2 readily available salts,
. . . without the need for costly high-temperature processing.
“They could cost,
. . . 1/2 of their silicon counterparts, In just
. . . 3 years, the efficiency has hit
. . . 21%, and rising, whereas conventional silicon took
. . . 30 years to get to that stage.
You can inkjet print it;
. . . you can spool off reels like newsprint, and
. . . 1/2 a cup of the ‘ink,’
. . . would make enough perovkite solar panels,
. . . to power a home.”
“Hybrid perovskites over the past 3 years,
. . . have become nearly as efficient as silicon.
You get solar cells that are so light,
. . . they can be suspended on a soap bubble.
Early commercial applications,
. . . are likely in 2017.
12-31-2016 Source: Perovskite: What is it?