A recent study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) finds key to produce a new cost-efficient way to fabricate inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 % in small cells and 19.7 percent in 1-square-centimeter cells.
The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels. This applies to energy consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions during the production process, according to a comprehensive study by Atse Louwen and Wilfried van Sark from Utrecht University and colleagues from University of Groningen and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Their research results were published 6 December in the leading journal Nature Communications.
According to a new report by APAC Market “Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market – Types, Mounting Systems, End Users, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020“, the Asia-Pacific solar energy panel market is expected to reach $37.8 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8% during 2014 – 2020.