New material could make solar power cheaper and more efficient

Solar-absorbing materials efficiently soak up visible light. University of Toronto researchers are studying perovskites in its purest form, and this new material, which excels at absorbing visible light, could be ideal for solar power because it could make solar panels more efficient and less expensive. A new technique was used by researchers to grow perovskites. Professor Ted Sargent of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and Professor Osman Bakr of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), led…

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Solar energy made more efficient with the help of nanotechnology

Solar Energy India

Solar energy, as an alternative fuel source, has long been plagued by a lack of efficiency. Much of the power generated by solar panels is lost, requiring a vast number of panels to be used in order to generate a practical amount of energy. The panels are also notoriously frail, degrading and becoming less efficient over time. Researcher from the University of Toronto and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and the Pennsylvania State University may have found a way to make solar energy more viable with the…

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