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ANU breakthrough smashes solar record

Researchers at the Australian National University have beaten their previous record to develop the world’s most efficient perovskite solar cell.

ARENA reports on ACAP's ANU researchers breaking yet another record on cell efficiency, working with perovskites.

The research team led by Dr Jun Peng achieved a solar cell efficiency of 22.6 per cent, according to results published in the scientific journal Nature last month.

The study, which received funding from ARENA, beat the previous record for perovskite cells of 21.6 per cent.

“We’re always trying to reach the highest efficiency we can. Commercialisation won’t happen without high efficiency,” co-author Professor Kylie Catchpole said of the results.

ARENA CEO Darren Miller said ARENA was proud to have supported ANU’s research.

“Low cost, high efficiency solar will be crucial to Australia’s decarbonisation over the next decade. Providing Australia with abundant cheap electricity will enable green hydrogen production and electrified industrial processes to become cost competitive,” he said.

Read the full story at ARENAwire.


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