Solar 3.0: How Perovskites could revolutionize energy generation from sunlight

It's the holy grail of solar.

If we are to mitigate the effects of climate change, we will need solar technologies on our side. After all, the sun is one of the most abundant sources of energy on the planet: the quantity of sunlight that touches the earth's surface in an hour and a half is enough to cover the entire world's energy consumption for a complete year, according to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Solar technologies use photovoltaic (PV) panels or mirrors to concentrate solar radiation to convert sunlight into electrical energy. This energy can be converted into electricity or stored in batteries or thermal storage.

In this video by the YouTube channel Electric Future, you can learn more about one of the world’s fastest-improving new solar technology, Perovskites. The video also offers an exclusive peek inside the lab of a team working on this breakthrough material. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy. 

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