\'inkjet\' solar panels poised to revolutionise green energy
What if one day all the buildings can be fitted with windows and elevations to meet the various energy needs of the building, whether it\'s rain or sunshine?
Thanks to Polish physicist and businesswoman Olga malinkich, this dream of sustainable development is one step closer to becoming a reality today. The 36-year-
Lao has developed a new inkjet processing method. -
A new generation of cheaper solar cells-
This makes it possible to produce solar panels at lower temperatures, thus significantly reducing costs.
In fact, some experts say that, given the surprising physical properties of perovskite technology, it is expected to revolutionize the chances of solar power for all.
Mohammad Haja nazeluddin, professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, said: \"In our view, perovskite solar cells have the potential to solve the problem of world energy poverty, an institution on cutting
The frontier of solar research.
Solar panels coated with this mineral are light, flexible, efficient, cheap and have different shades and transparency.
They can be easily fixed on almost any surface-
Whether it\'s a laptop, a car, a drone, a spaceship or a building ---
Generate electricity, including in the shade or indoors
Although this excitement is new, science has known perovskite at least since its 1830 s, when it was first explored in the Urals mountains by Gustave Rose, a German anthropologist, it is named after the Russian neurologist Lev pelovsky.
Over the next few decades, it has become easier to synthesize the atomic structure of perovskite.
But it was not until 2009 that Japanese researchers, aka Mui, discovered that perovsk stone could be used to form photovoltaic solar cells. -\'Bull\'s eye\' -
Initially, the process is complex and requires ultra-high temperatures, so only materials that can withstand extreme temperatures-like glass --
Can be coated with perovskite battery.
Malinkiewicz came in from here.
In 2013, while she was a PhD student at the University of Valencia, Spain, she came up with a way to apply a flexible foil to perovsk with an evaporation method.
Later, she developed an inkjet printing program that reduced production costs and made mass production economically viable.
\"It was the eye of a bull.
\"There is no need for high temperatures to apply photovoltaic layers to things now,\" Malinkiewicz told AFP . \".
Her findings quickly earned her an article in the journal Nature and media attention, as well as the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award in the competition organized by the European Commission.
In 2015, the Polish edition of the MIT technical review also selected her as one of the Innovators Under 35.
She continues to work with Saule Technologies. -
Named after the sun goddess of the Baltic Sea--
And two Polish businessmen.
Before the billionaire Japanese investor sawo Sawada joins, they have to assemble all their laboratory equipment from scratch.
The company has a super now.
A modern laboratory of an international team of young experts is building an industry-
Scale production site.
\"It will be the first production line in the world to use this technology.
\"By the end of this year, its capacity will reach 40,000 of the panels and 180,000 in the second year,\" Malinkiewicz said in her lab . \".
\"But in terms of demand, it\'s just a drop in the ocean.
\"Ultimately, a compact production line can be easily installed anywhere, depending on the needs, to manufacture perovskite solar panels for measurement. -Self-
Swedish construction group Skanska is testing cutting
It is located on the edge panel on the front of a building in Warsaw.
In December, the company also signed a licensing partnership with Saule to obtain exclusive rights to incorporate the company\'s solar cell technology into its projects in Europe, the United States and Canada.
\"Perovskite technology brings us closer to the goal of the energy self.
Enough buildings, \"said Adam targoski, sustainable development manager at Skanska.
\"Even on the surface of accepting very little sunlight, perovskite proved successful.
\"We can apply them almost anywhere,\" he told AFP . \".
\"The panels are more or less transparent and also meet the design requirements.
Due to their flexibility and different shades, there is no need to add any additional architectural elements.
\"Standard panel for about 1.
3 m², the estimated cost is € 50 ($57)
Based on current estimates, this will provide a day of energy for office workstations.
Malinkiewicz insists that the initial cost of her product will be comparable to that of conventional solar panels.
A hotel near Japanese mayor nagasaki is also testing Perovskite technology.
Under the wings of Oxford photovoltaic enterprises, plans to pilot the production of perovskite plates in Valle, Switzerland and Germany are also underway.
\"The potential of this technology is obviously huge,\" Singapore CEO Assaad Razzouk --
Sindicatum ReAble Energy, the developer and operator of the clean Energy project in Asia, told AFP.
\"Think about buildings that can be rebuilt all over the world!