News hardware Scientists have managed to create much more efficient solar panels
It is historical, while we know that an energy crisis is brewing in several countries, scientists have managed to make solar panels much more efficient than usual.
Much more efficient performance
In recent weeks we have heard a lot about the energy crisis looming over us, especially this winter, when the government is even planning general cuts in some regions.
The war in Ukraine and the closure of several nuclear power plants has something to do with this, and the idea that there could be blackouts in France is becoming more and more likely. Luckily, science is moving along with these concerns and, of course, advances in solar panel technology are on track.
Scientists have managed to achieve better than usual yield with solar panels, thanks to a tandem composed of silicon and perovskite, a crystal that has the particularity of being able to repair itself. Mass production of such a compound could be a real solution, but there is a small problem …
In fact, perovskite is made up of a lead alloy, which is notably known to be highly toxic. For now, research is progressing to create cleaner materials to address these concerns. However, it should be noted in particular that, as usual, solar panels convert only 22% of the solar energy into electricity. Now, thanks to this discovery, Scientists have managed to raise the figure to 30.1%, a real revolution that could lead, if used on a large scale, to a real feat for humanity.
Solar panels: the future of renewable energy?
Although the idea of installing solar panels everywhere makes its way into our heads, you should know that the cost of this technology is still too high to massively install iteven more among individuals.
The Dutch team of scientists developed a technique consisting of four silicon and perovskite terminals to better capture solar energy and focus ultraviolet rays more effectively. As you may have gathered, the goal here is to increase the ability to turn this solar energy into usable energy.
At the moment, the components are still too expensive, and as mentioned earlier, too dangerous due to the lead in the perovskite alloy. But indirectly, this revolution in Dutch laboratories makes it possible to predict the best for the future, in particular by equipping large infrastructures with this type of improved solar panels to reduce costs. With this advance, we imagine that this can evolve in a good direction by offering more affordable solar panels in the future, but above all with higher yields, and therefore more advantageous for users.