Solar Austin Happy Hour: The 10th Birthday of Perovskite Solar Cells
February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Solar Austin –
This February, join us as Solar Austin takes a deep dive into a fascinating, cutting-edge technology— the perovskite solar cell.
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have recently emerged as an extremely promising class of next-generation semiconductors for a wide range of optoelectronic applications — from photovoltaics and light-emitting diodes to radiation scintillators and photocatalytic absorbers. In particular, perovskites have found tremendous success as absorbers in solar photovoltaics, achieving over 25% power conversion efficiency after only a decade of research. However, their meteoric rise has been dampened by some uncommon technical issues, such as extremely rapid environmental degradation and unique scale-up challenges.
Our speaker this month, Dr. Timothy Siegler will explore perovskites, starting at the beginning all the way to what’s happening with the technology today. Dr. Siegler will explore the “how” and the “why” behind the invention of the perovskite photovoltaic cell, discussing in detail the challenges that are continuing to stall commercialization efforts. In a field undergoing such rapid changes, Dr. Siegler will give the Solar Austin community an insider’s perspective on the future outlook of perovskite solar cell technology.