#solar technology

Perovskite Solar Technology: Unlocking Abundance, Affordability, and Printability of Solar Cells

Deep Dive

Silicon solar cells are an established technology for the generation of electricity from the sun. But they take a lot of energy to produce, are rigid and can be fragile. However, a new class of solar cell is matching their performance. And what’s more, it can now be...

Solar Team Awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Excellence

Long Read

The winners of the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering have been announced This year's Prize for Engineering has been awarded to a group of scientists who developed a new type of solar technology called Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC). The 10th-anniversary award marks a significant milestone,...