Panasonic Corp. has achieved the world’s highest energy conversion effectivity of 16.09% for a perovskite solar module – one which makes use of light-weight technology, a glass substrate and a large-area coating technique primarily based on inkjet printing.
Creation of the module was carried out as a part of the project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which is engaged on the “Development of Technologies to Reduce Power Generation Costs for High-Performance and High-Reliability Photovoltaic Power Generation” to advertise the widespread adoption of solar power technology.
The large-area, light-weight and high-conversion effectivity module is able to solar power technology in areas the place standard solar panels are tough to put in, similar to façades. These crystalline silicon solar cells have discovered markets in Japan within the mega-solar, residential, manufacturing facility and public amenities sectors. To safe a spot in these extremely aggressive markets, it’s essential to make solar modules lighter and bigger.
Perovskite solar cells have a structural benefit, as their thickness is just one-hundredth of crystalline silicon solar cells. As every layer might be coated onto the substrates instantly, they will produce cheaper energy in comparison with standard technology.
Panasonic developed this light-weight technology utilizing glass substrates and a large-area coating technique primarily based on the inkjet technique utilized to the substrate of a perovskite solar cell module. By enhancing perovskite layer supplies, Panasonic goals to realize excessive effectivity akin to that of crystalline silicon solar cells and set up applied sciences for sensible software in new markets.
Photo: Panasonic’s perovskite solar module.