The technology could be used for consumer and IoT devices
Spotted: Cleantech company Perovskia Solar combines inkjet printing with customised design to build solar cells that fit almost any product. Designed for seamless integration into existing devices, the Perovskia solar cells work exceptionally well even in low lighting conditions.
Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral that, when applied in a thin film as a semiconductor, converts solar energy to power very efficiently. Using green nanoparticle inks, the Perovskia solar cells are digitally printed in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit almost all smart devices, including wearables, sensors, and IoT devices.
With the speed of its manufacturing and flexibility in design and application of the cells, Perovskia’s photovoltaics could make solar power more accessible to a range of organisations. As well as being more cost-effective than current photovoltaics, the company’s production process is much healthier for the environment, producing far fewer emissions.
Another service the company provides is bespoke design to help businesses create solar cells that fit their projects, technically and visually. Continued development of the technology focuses on commercial availability and improvements in efficiencies at all stages of production and use.
Written by: Keely Khoury