1. Israeli researchers discover how to lengthen life of solar panels

    Israeli researchers discover how to lengthen life of solar panels
    In a move toward upgrading solar power technologies, a team of Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed an eco-friendly way to lengthen the lifespan of perovskite-based solar cells.
    The researchers designed a new structure to hold the cells, which allows for the easy removal and replacement of perovskite, a light-sensitive material that degrades over time. The process allows for the full restoration of a panel’s photovoltaic capacities and essentially enables it to be recycled.
    Perovskite is a mineral structure that has the capacity to absorb light and is used as a semiconductor. The growing field ...
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    1. You needed to throw out the whole solar cell and make a new one, so this is one of the advantages of this technology.
    2. The main advance here was firstly using a material in the structure that hadn't been really been used in this way so far, which is an indium tin oxide layer.
    3. The perovskite is the key component in the solar cell, but it is also the most sensitive and the most likely to be the one to be damaged over time.
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