Greener Technology for Printable Solar Cells | Prashant Sonar


Prashant Sonar: Highest efficiency in a solar
technology has been recorded by Australians. Global warming is a big issue. Solar energy will give a big solution to reduce
global warming. We need to find some other competitor technology,
currently, worldwide people are using Spiro-OMeTAD which is a very expensive material which cost
probably $1000 per gram and my group is trying to reduce the cost of that particular material
to make these solar technologies viable. First of all, the material which we decided
to utilise from a very starting low cost precursor. One of the dye which we’ve got is called Anthanthrone
dye, which is also called VAT orange because it has an orange colour and using that cheap
dye we just got a 1kg bottle at $200 and we are making a lot of exciting range of materials
using that dye. So this new material which we have developed
not only makes the Charge Transport Process very easy, we have scientifically proven that
by taking the contact angle measurement in the lab where we put a thin film of our material
and put up the water droplet and it repels the water, which improves its overall stability. Australia will benefit from this technology
in a world map because we are pioneering this technology to lead these efforts to the next
level – the commercialisation level, where they can take this material and they can make
a printable solar cell which can be utilised on a window or façade. It’s perfectly green technology. If Australian industry was to get more engaged
with academics like us and home build companies to grasp this technology to the next commercialisation
level – then that will be fantastic.

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1 thought on “Greener Technology for Printable Solar Cells | Prashant Sonar”

  1. Vaishali Chandorikar says:

    masta Prashant kaka

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