Panasonic achieved the world’s highest energy conversion efficiency of 16.09% for a perovskite solar panel.
The company says it manufactured the panel using lightweight technology with a glass substrate and an inkjet printing-based, large-area coating method.
According to Panasonic, the panel can generate power a high efficiency at locations where conventional solar panels are difficult to install, such as facades.
Why It Matters!
Perovskite solar cells have a structural advantage of being only one-hundredth in thickness compared to crystalline silicon solar cells.
The lightweight property enables various placing styles such as installing on windows, which can lead to wide-spread adoption especially for use in Net Zero Energy Buildings.
The creation of the panel was carried out as part of the NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) project.
NEDO works towards the Development of Technologies to Reduce Power Generation Costs for High-Performance and High-Reliability Photovoltaic Power Generation to promote the widespread adoption of solar power generation.