Scientists discover a "wonder substance" that will revolutionise solar energy

The discovery was made by a team from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Imperial College London

And it might have important ramifications for renewable energy production and achieving zero-carbon goals.

Perovskite has been lauded for its superior qualities to traditional silicon solar cells, but they have been too unstable to be commercially viable until recently.

The next-generation cells are predicted to be cheaper, lighter, and more flexible, opening up new uses such as coating glass windows with thin layers of transparent solar panels.

Perovskite's remarkable features were described as "unbelievable, a miraculous material" by Zeev Valy Vardeny, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Utah, in 2017

 Commercialization of the technique was expected to be at least a decade away at the time, but new discovery could hasten that process significantly.

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