The new technology on solar energy panels that has not gone unnoticed by Bill Gates.
It is important to look for efficiency but also sustainability in any new technology that is put on the table, and when we talk about the future of solar energy, they point to perovskite panels.
Basically we talk about CubicPVa company that is designing new solar panels that are made up of a lower layer of silicon and an upper layer of perovskite, resulting in an efficiency of more than 30% compared to other panels that are being marketed and that do not have this technology .
And Bill Gates is so convinced of the success of this new technology that he has not hesitated to support CubicPV, those responsible for these new solar panels. For this Breakthrough Energy Ventures from Gates has not hesitated to bet on this technology of the perovskite panels that could mark a turning point and be a guarantor of the future.
Not only Bill Gatesbecause last month the US Department of Energy revealed that CubicPV will be the main participant in a new research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“These organizations will leverage automation and artificial intelligence to significantly improve panel development and production with tandem modules.”, they comment.
“Tandem draws more energy from the sun, making each solar installation more powerful and accelerating the world’s ability to curb the worst impacts of climate change“, it states van mierlo to the CNBC. “We believe that in the next decade, the entire industry will switch to tandem”.
The obstacles with the perovskite
However, perovskite still faces certain hurdles in terms of cost and durability.
And it is that lead halide perovskites are the ones that offer the best performance so far, but they are still trying to formulate other compositions to avoid lead toxicity.
Yes indeed, Martin Greenwho runs the Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics, states that “Silicon-based tandem cells are likely to be the next big development in solar technology, although they currently don’t work well enough outside of the lab”.
“Although progress has been made since the first perovskite cells were reported, the only published field data for such competitively efficient tandem cells suggest that they would only survive a few months in the open air, even when carefully encapsulated.“, Explain.