West of England metals and materials association

Screen-printable third-generation solar photovoltaics

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 18:30

Printing solar panels

Printing solar panels

Display of solar panels

Display of solar panels

Every hour, enough energy reaches the earth to power the needs of every person for an entire year. Solar photovoltaics (PV) enable us to harness this abundant form of renewable energy, but there are downsides. To make the technology more affordable, accessible, and sustainable, third generation solar PV devices are being developed. Mesoscopic carbon-based perovskite solar cells (C-PSCs) are an alternative type of solar PV to traditional monocrystalline silicon devices that can be manufactured at far lower costs using screen-printing, with more locally available materials, and produce less waste at the end of their lifespan. This talk will explore the science behind these cells and the journey taken to scale then up.

Dr Sarah-Jane Potts is a Technology Transfer Fellow for Specific IKC at Swansea University. In her role, Sarah-Jane focuses on improving the scientific understanding of screen-printing and enhancing the performance of printed electronics. Her current work focuses on the scale up of printable perovskite photovoltaics.

To attend

This is a hybrid event that you can attend in person or remotely via MS Teams.

To attend in person

Arrive for 19:30

Venue: Bath University - Room 8W2.13

The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.

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To attend remotely via MS Teams

Use this link to attend the event.

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Members & non-members are welcome.