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How a new solar and lighting technology could propel a renewable energy transformation

Sam Stranks on The Conversation reports Swift Solar Inc. has produced a new semi-conductor lighting material called “halide perovskites” that could revolutionize renewable energy.

The C3 Take
  • Halide perovskites are cheap to produce and versatile in their usage.
  • Halide perovskites are made into a thin film and are used in solar panels and LED lights.
  • This breakthrough will allow for solar windows that generate power, while looking aesthetically pleasing.

“Despite their cheap and versatile processing, these materials have been shown to be remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.”

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