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Bright future for clean energy

Category: Closing the loop

A close up of a hand holding a small orange square – a lead free alternative material for solar panels

With concerns growing about humanity’s environmental impact, clean, renewable energy is needed more than ever. Solar panels are a staple of renewable energy and Perovskite solar cells are one of the frontier solar technologies but the lead used in them poses a potential hazard to the environment. In collaboration with University of Edinburgh, Strathclyde is developing an alternative lead-free perovskite absorber (pictured), in pursuit of cleaner, more efficient solar power.
Image: © 2019 Petra Matusova

Entrant: Petra Matusova , Chemistry

Copyright: Petra Matusova

Collaborators: Ivaturi Lab/SMaRDT Group, PAC