A Clean Energy Career Worth The Effort.
As a student of solar energy there is much to learn. For anyone interested in research opportunities to develop new materials and processes for solar power such as organometallic perovskites you will need many years of science and math education. Researchers are typically Phd’s in the respective fields.
The opportunities for smart solar researchers are everywhere as many companies and even countries as searching for such people. The educational journey is a long one but for the few that acheive it the rewards are high.
Here is a very advanced lecture on organometallic perovskites materials for solar cells and new processes proposed to raise the efficiency and lower the costs for future solar cells. If researchers can find a cost effective material with a high efficiency of conversion ( how effective the cell turns sunlight into electricity) that is significantly lower than the cost for fossil fuel electric generation this will change the world as we know it today. How is that for a career goal worth having!
A Clean Energy Career With Very Important Goals.
In countries like India there is as many as one hundred million people without access to electricity of any kind. Imagine being able to bring all of these people clean electricity for the first time. Suddenly they would be able to work and study at night by the light of LEDs. All of these people would see such a tremendous improvement in thier standard of living.
Dr. Aditya Mohite of Los Alamos National Lab discusses his group’s recent work n a novel solution-processing technique termed as “hot-casting” to grow continuous, pin-hole free thin-films of organometallic perovskites with millimeter-scale crystalline grains.
Photovoltaic devices show hysteresis-free response, with high degree of reproducibility, thus overcoming a fundamental bottleneck for hybrid perovskite devices. Characterization and modeling attribute the improved performance to reduced bulk defects and improved charge-carrier mobility in large-grain devices.