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Major advances in solar panel technology

(Photo: CSIRO)

Sydney: Scientists have improved the efficiency and flexibility of solar panels using a magical material called perovskite New progress has been achieved.

A lightweight solar panel developed by researchers from Australia and the UK is capable of converting 11 percent of the sun's energy into electricity, making it suitable for commercial use.

Their flexibility means they can be mounted on curved roofs or on top of vehicles.

An international team of scientists from the University of Cambridge, Monash University, the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales achieved this feat by using a new technique to mount solar cells on bendy rolls.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an Australian government agency leading the project, said in a statement that the performance achieved during the trial was a “real game changer” for the renewable energy industry. will make

The cells are printed using a roll-to-roll technique similar to newspaper printing, which enables it to generate continuous energy on a large scale, the company said.

The dramatic increase in efficiency has paved the way for mass production of efficient perovskite solar cells for commercial use, the statement said.

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