There are a number of factors which are impeding the widespread adoption of solar photovolatics (PV) as an alternative energy source, with cost in the form of $/watt being the main driver.
Optimizing power efficiency is a critical factor in reducing cost. There are opportunities to gain significant power improvements through advancements in materials, such as the laminate. Current lamination materials have limitations when exposed to certain environmental conditions (darkening in hot climates and loss of mechanical properties in low temperature climates).
This project focuses on enabling higher panel efficiencies through the use of nanocrystals to improve solar performance.