Why It Takes Decades to Produce a New Solar Material

Yours truly, writing at NOVA Next about perovskite, a new photovoltaic that’s been getting a fair amount of press:

The road from the laboratory to the rooftop can be filled with unexpected speed bumps, something known all too well by researchers and manufacturers of copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, a photovoltaic material that’s just recently available on the market. In fact, the story of CIGS could be viewed as a cautionary tale, one that might temper some of the excitement surrounding perovskite.

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