A South-Korean-based Pakistani scientist, Yasir Siddiqui, has developed a promising solar cell technology, that sets two new world records of efficiency in the lab. Solar cell technology will help foster clean energy initiatives to combat the global warming issue.
The solar cell technology
According to a study published in Royal Society of Chemistry, a team led by Yasir Siddique, a Ph.D. scholar at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) and Daejeon University of Science and Technology (UST), has developed solution-processed cells called Copper Indium Sulfo Selenide (Cisse), which will help get clean energy programs to counter climate change. The world record holder scientist said that it is the single largest high impact research published from KIER, Daejeon Campus in recent times
Speaking to a local publication, Yasir said; “The stable solution-processed device works perfectly as a single cell but it could also be linked with other thin-film solar cell materials with sufficient bandgap as the top cell. The bandgap is the amount of energy required to liberate an electron from a semiconductor; the smaller the bandgap, the more electricity is produced.” He further added that the CISSe-only cell allows efficiency of 14.4 percent. It reaches 23.03 percent efficiency when paired with the prosciutto mineral, which is a new record for the CISSE solar cell made by the solution process.
The most effective invention to date
Dr. Yasir’s solar cell is a sandwich or tandem cell, and it is also the most effective invention in the field of solar energy. Three years of hard work go into preparing the revolutionary solar cell technology. According to Express-News, the sun will aid in the generation of ample electricity while also reducing global warming in an environmentally beneficial manner.
Source: Express Tribune