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With a big assist from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, a team of Brown University researchers has developed a new process for making solar cells based on the crystalline material perovskite. Early testing shows a solar conversion efficiency of more than 15%, which is pretty impressive for a first try, and to ice the cake, the process can be used to make a semitransparent solar cell film that could be used in windows and other see-through applications.

If Brown University isn’t the first institution that pops up when you think of clean energy, no worries. Compared to some other institutions, the school has been flying under our radar, but we have covered its forays into tidal energy and graphene, so now let’s give perovskite a go.

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