NREL’s Perovskite Solar Cell Research

NREL’s Perovskite Solar Cell Research

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researcher Mengjin Yang works with hybrid perovskite solar cells. He and researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have devised a method to improve perovskite solar cells, making them more efficient and reliable with higher reproducibility. The scientists converted a low-quality perovskite film with pinholes and small grains into a high-quality film without pinholes and with large grains. Doing so boosted the efficiency of the perovskite film in converting sunlight to 19 percent. 

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