Production & Storage Solutions Group: Grand Challenge
Solar cells with double efficiency at one-tenth the cost
Most of the energy we use today is generated by burning fossil fuels, with negative consequences for the environment, our economy, and our geopolitical stability. That makes finding sufficient supplies of clean energy a critical challenge. In addition to improving the efficiency of the devices we use, the Institute for Energy Efficiency is also focused on developing clean sources of energy that reduce the need to burn fossil fuels. Since many of these alternative energy sources are intermittent, such as solar and wind energy, highly-efficient energy storage systems, such as batteries and flywheels, are required for their full and effective realization.