UofT boffins looking to harvest light with new material

This has the potential to be interesting. I wonder what the availability of this material is worldwide. I also wonder how the material behaves in harsh environments like space.

Riccardo Comin, a post-doctoral fellow with the Sargent Group said, “Our work identifies the bar for the ultimate solar energy-harvesting potential of perovskites. With these materials it’s been a race to try to get record efficiencies, and our results indicate that progress is slated to continue without slowing down”.

The efficiency of perovskite has climbed to over 20% in recent years, which is quiet close to the current best performance of commercial-grade silicon-based solar panels, which are mounted in Spanish deserts and on Californian roofs.