Perovskite Solar Cells

by Dylan Goodman

Recent research from Stanford University has produced a promising new outlook on Solar Panel efficiency. Perovskite, a mineral composed of calcium titanate, has been found to increase the efficiency of conventional solar cells. Functionally, solar cells work by converting light energy, in the form of photons, into electrical energy. With the future of energy uncertain, this extremely unique process allows humans to harness energy from the sun, a non-diminishing resource. If the technology to exist to harness the suns energy with perfect efficiency, we could easily power the entire planet. Continue reading