Dyesol secures $1m funding for Perovskite cell research


Dyesol, the Australian organic PV and Perovskite solar cell researcher, has this week been awarded a £800,000 ($1.05 million) grant by the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for the continued research in the optimization of charge carrier mobility in nanoporous metal oxide films.

In other words, Dyesol’s work on Perovskite cell development – in partnership with Cristal – has discovered that using halide modified titania (TiO2) surfaces in Perovskite solar cells can provide a 2-3% increase in conversion efficiency.

Thus, this technique could potentially help expedite the mass industrialization of Perovskite solar cells.

The EPSRC is the U.K.’s main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences, and this grant will be delivered specifically to Dyesol UK, Cristal and the University of York. The grant monies will, Dyesol said, help support better understanding of the chemistry of the improved electron capture and transport technique.

"Translation into larger commercial PV devices is Dyesol’s motivation for detailed scientific investigation," the researchers said. "It is still too early to fully determine the full extent of the value of this discovery to Dyesol."

Dyesol added that this funding will aid its R&D output in this project, and tallies with the company’s aim to make optimal use of funding arrangements – such as grants – to better leverage future opportunities in research and product improvement without impacting cash flow.

"Dyesol is pleased to work with responsive and leading-edge researchers in areas important to advancement of the core technology upon which the company relies."

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