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An emerging solar photovoltaic technology poised to revolutionise energy generation

When Nov 09, 2020
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Online
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Speaker: Dr Sam Stranks, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Imagine a world with cheap, abundant solar power; where we roll off spools of inexpensive and even coloured, high-performance solar panels like newsprint. Such prospects would drive expansive carbon-free electrification, which is ultimately necessary for achieving critical emission targets. High-performance, lightweight and flexible solar panels will also enable new solutions to power electric vehicles, aerial communication vehicles and satellites. Moreover, these innovations would enable electricity to reach the 1.3 billion people around the world who currently cannot access such resources. 

A recently discovered semiconducting material, metal halide perovskites, has the potential to realise this exciting future. In this talk, I will show the remarkable potential for these materials for solar power. I will highlight recent breakthroughs as well as key challenges still to be overcome to enable commercialisation of these promising technologies. 

A part of the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 2020.

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