What if one day all buildings could be equipped with windows and facades that satisfy the structure’s every energy need, whether rain or shine?
According to thejapantimes news, That sustainability dream is today one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to Polish physicist and businesswoman Olga Malinkiewicz.
The 36-year-old has developed a novel inkjet processing method for perovskites — minerals for a new generation of cheaper solar cells — that makes it possible to produce solar panels under lower temperatures, thus sharply reducing costs.
In 2013, while still a Ph.D. student at the University of Valencia in Spain, she figured out a way to coat flexible foil with perovskites using an evaporation method.
Later, she developed an inkjet printing procedure that lowered production costs enough to make mass production economically feasible.
Solar panels coated with the mineral are light, flexible, efficient, inexpensive and come in varying hues and degrees of transparency.
They can easily be affixed to almost any surface — laptop, car, drone, spacecraft, building — to produce electricity, including in the shade or indoors. ——————–***——————–
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Date: Feb 04, 2019 @ 10:14
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