Perovskites have long enchanted researchers with the promise of producing inexpensive, ultra-efficient solar cells. And now several companies are making major strides toward producing commercial perovskite solar cells at scale, writes Casey Crownhart for the MIT Technology Review.
But the materials’ instability has threatened to derail their path to rooftops and power plants. Though a few companies say they’ve solved the challenge, at least well enough to bring preliminary products to market within the year, some researchers are still skeptical.
“People want me to say ‘I know for sure this is going to be stable, and it's going to be efficient and we’re going to conquer the world,’” says Joseph Berry, who leads the perovskite research program at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “And part of me believes that, but part of me as a scientist says, ‘I don't have the data.’
Read the full article at: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/06/29/1027451/perovskite-solar-panels-hype-commercial-debut/
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