News No.20

Solar-Tectic LLC is pleased to announce that a new paper has been submitted for publication  in the Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics, titled “High Efficiency Perovskite/Crystalline Silicon Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cell from a Highly Textured MgO [111] Buffered Glass Substrate: A Proposal”.  The paper will also be presented at the upcoming conference  Fifth International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM5) – working on small scales which will be held in Inverness Scotland, July 10 -15, 2016. As of now, there have been no reports of perovskite/crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cells and ST plans to develop these soon and will be the first to do so, introducing a breakthrough technology that can replace silicon wafer solar cells and offer an even lower cost alternative to the current perovskite/silicon wafer tandem solar cells that have been reported on recently in the “perovskite” rush.  A theoretical efficiency of 45% is possible with any silicon/high bandgap material, such as perovskites, thus allowing for a drastic decrease in the cost of solar per Watt installed.