October 21, 2013

NTU scientists make breakthrough solar technology

Unique material is far cheaper to produce and generates almost as much power as today's thin film solar cells

In the near future, solar panels will not only be more efficient but also a lot cheaper and affordable for everyone, thanks to research by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists.

This next generation solar cell, made from organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials, is about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells, due to a simpler solution-based manufacturing process.