A Chinese startup called DaZheng (Jiangsu) Micro-Nano Technologies has announced that it has reached mass production of large, flexible perovskite solar panels, based on technology that was initially developed by researchers in Japan.
DaZheng (Jiangsu) Micro-Nano Technologies reportedly invested 80 million yuan (around USD$11.85 million) to build a production line with an annual capacity of 10 megawatts in Jiangsu Province. The 40 cm by 60 cm panels will be cut into smaller pieces and shipped to smartphone and tablet makers in China.
DaZheng will invest 200 million yuan in 2023 to expand its annual production capacity to 100 MW, according to a statement by Chief Technology Officer Li Xin.
The Company said that smaller perovskite cells have been mass-produced before, but it is the first to do so for large panels. While these cells currently cost three times as much to make as conventional silicon cells, this could potentially be brought down to half at a higher scale.