Argonne National Laboratory unveils perovskite-based solar window

July 16, 2020
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Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) leveraged the technical advantages of perovskite solar cells and an optimization approach that maximizes energy production while balancing building temperature and lighting throughout changing seasons. Most BIPV solutions are limited by poor conversion efficiencies and degradation induced by light, humidity, etc. While perovskites are also prone to these factors, they can potentially reach higher efficiencies at a lower cost. Besides, they can be engineered to reach various levels of transparency. Clients should monitor early uses of perovskites for BIPV and regard ANL's technique as an interesting approach, as it could facilitate integration with the building energy management system.

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