Not Great, Not Terrible
Duke owns most of the land and warehouses around Indianapolis. I just saw them installing solar panels on a roof this morning when I drove by. Funny timing on your post, first time I’ve seen them do it.wanna throw another one out there.. DUK (duke energy) has made a commitment to photovoltaic energy powered by perovskite. with good reason. been watching this a few months and through all the wild market dips and corrections its one of very few on my watchlist that are almost always green. almost.
also has no meme attention.
from some nerd named peter.
Right now, the “conversion efficiency” of the average solar panel—a measure of how much captured sunlight can be turned into electricity—hovers around 20-22%, at a cost of roughly $3 per watt.
Perovskite, a light-sensitive crystal and one of our newer new materials, has the potential to take that conversion efficiency much higher. Last year, scientists paired perovskite with silicon in a hybrid solar cell that achieved a new world record of 30% efficiency.
And perovskite has the potential to get that number up to 66%.
The ingredients that make up perovskite are both widely available and inexpensive to combine. What do all these factors add up to? Affordable solar energy for everyone."