RESEARCHERS UNVEIL SOLAR TECHNOLOGY USING A ‘MIRACLE MATERIAL’ THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE ENERGY SECTOR: ‘IT’S VERY EXCITING’-EQ
In short : Scientists reveal groundbreaking solar technology employing a ‘miracle material,’ promising to revolutionize the energy sector. The innovation is described as highly promising and could bring transformative changes to the renewable energy landscape.
In Detail : Scientists across the globe are competing to engineer solar cells that most efficiently capture light to turn into clean, renewable energy. In Saudi Arabia, a team of researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has announced plans to bring a new type of solar cell to market, and it could be among the most efficient yet.
The cell combines a mineral called perovskite with silicon to maximize both performance and longevity. It has been aptly named “perovskite/silicon tandem.”
Perovskite has been dubbed a “miracle material” by clean energy experts because of its impressive capacity for absorbing light, combined with the fact that it can be manufactured at room temperature, making it much more sustainable and also cheaper.
One scientist described it as “sort of like Michael Jordan on the basketball court. Great on its own, but it also makes all the other players better.”