How to generate power with flexible solar cells


About the research

Imagine if cars, windows, or even walls would be able to generate power? New, flexible, and ultra-thin perovskite solar cells could make this a reality, but there's a catch. While perovskite solar cells have reached the same efficiency as the solar cells we know, they have a limited lifetime as they degrade under light and heat. Imec-researcher Wenya Song (KU Leuven) is looking to tackle this degradation to improve the lifespan of perovskite solar cells.

Wenya Song
imec - KU Leuven

Wenya is into science and technology. She is keen on using her knowledge to overcome practical challenges people face. She studied material science and nanotechnology in China, Belgium and Germany and then started a PhD in KU Leuven and imec. Her research focuses on improving the reliability of an emerging solar cell technology. One day this new technology might be able to provide us green energy from all kinds of surfaces that expose to light.

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