In an effort to enhance solar performance, researchers of Siberian Federal University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden take a giant step. The team discovered new characteristics of a palladium-based material capable of improving solar cell performance.
Palladium diselenide holds enormous promise for the future. Further, researchers point out that the chemical fraternity has not explored all the properties of this material.
High Precision Method of Calculation Used to Study the Element in Detail
The team of researchers used methods of high-precision calculation for the very first time. As a result, they could study in detail, the optical and electronic properties of two-layer and single-layer palladium diselenide-based materials. Further, results show that it is capable of efficiently soaking more solar energy than silicon-based material.
Clearly, the material exhibits superior capacity to extract electrical energy form solar power. It has much broader spectrum of energy absorption than other conventional elements.
Findings from this research will open applications of PdSe2 as an independent material for making solar cell elements. For instance, in making artificial satellites of Earth and spacecrafts. The efficiency of the material is likely to make it a cost-effective option in the space industry.
The researchers have made use of Control Theory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian division and Akademik Matrosov supercomputer to make high precision calculations. Akademik Matrosov supercomputer is present at Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics.
The exorbitant cost of production of electricity utilizing diesel generators is making researchers look for other alternatives. Solar installations utilizing this material will not substantially reduce the cost of electricity supply, but also offer better supply.