Matt publishes in The Conversation


Dr Matt Wright has recently published a news piece at The Conversation. 

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Matt's piece is "Solar panel technology is set to be turbo-charged – but first, a few big roadblocks have to be cleared".

Solar photovoltaics (PV) will be crucial in limiting global warming by replacing traditional fossil fuel energy generation. To transition the energy economy at the required rate to address climate change, a rapid expansion in the production of solar PV is needed in the coming decade. Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are poised to take over as the market-leading technology due to the high efficiencies achieved. However, processing approaches and materials in high-efficiency tandem demonstrations are not compatible with mass production. In our new review, we highlight the disconnect between current research-based techniques and the stringent constraints imposed by large-scale mass manufacturing. By doing so, we highlight some of the critical design criteria that must be considered for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells to become a commercial reality. 

The Conversation that can be read here (