Toshiba's Perovskite photovoltaic module wins Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

At a recent CEATEC event, Toshiba presented a film-based perovskite photovoltaic module, and won the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the event. The module was a double winner, also awarded the Grand Prix in the Carbon Neutral category.

Toshiba's solar module is light and flexible and can be installed in various places, including curved surfaces and windows. The lightweight and flexible solar cells made from perovskite film have achieved an energy conversion efficiency of 15.1%.

Until now, a two-step process has been used for film preparation, but Toshiba's single-step process contributes to improved energy efficiency and faster production. The award recognizes that this new technology will serve to promote practical applications of perovskite film in solar cells.

Kenji Todori, a Senior Expert at Toshiba's Corporate Research & Development Center, said: "We are delighted to win this prestigious award. Film-based perovskite photovoltaic modules are light, thin, and flexible, and can be installed in locations where low load-bearing capacity makes it difficult to install conventional silicon solar cells, especially in urban areas. It's a technology that will support expanded use of solar cells in places like the roofs of small factories, the walls of buildings, and windows. We will continue our work aiming for practical implementation of the technology as earliest as possible and contribute to achieving carbon neutrality. "



Posted: Oct 19,2021 by Roni Peleg