Posts tagged: Perovskite

Spray-on solar cells take less energy to make and can be put on everything from jeans to cars

Scientists are one step closer to spray-on solar power. Instead of traditional bulky solar cells encased in glass–which can be awkward to put in places other than a roof, and take a lot of energy to produce–we may someday be able to easily spray paint low-cost, low-energy solar cells on everything from a pair of […]

High-efficiency spray-on solar power tech can turn any surface into a cheap solar cell

By Ryan Whitwam   Solar panels suffer from two fundamental problems that have continued to persists even after decades of research: they’re not very efficient, and they cost a lot to produce. At least one of these problems has to be solved before solar power can overtake cheap energy sources like fossil fuels, and some […]

The Perovskite Lightbulb Moment for Solar Power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain’s grey skies? Don’t mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality By Mark Miodownik     The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another […]