The Center for Advanced Studies and Energy of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, has developed low-cost solar panels. The panels are available for half the current silicon price, designed with international partners’ help using third-generation solar photovoltaic technology. This lightweight and flexible panel will launch this week.
Dr. Najeebullah is the chief investigator of the project at UET. Professor Han received his Ph.D. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, and Dr. Toby Meyer of Switzerland’s Solaronixmix is also part of the initiative.
Dr. Najeebullah said the research phase of the project was launched in 2014 in collaboration with USAID. Meanwhile, prototype third-generation solar panels develop in 2019 with financial support from the state government.
He also revealed that the market needs great silicon castings for solar panels with a delicate fine of 99.9999999 percent and a processing temperature of 1100 degrees Celsius and above.
“We replaced silicon with the naturally available metal halide pErovskite in our product, which will be produced at 450-degree centigrade,”
The chief investigator said that manufacturing units had been set up in Britain and Germany by four global companies, including Oxford PV, Prof Professor Han, Microquanta, GCL-Nano in China, and others. Their products have been tested in the field and Provide your products for commercial purposes.
On the other hand, Kamran Bangash, Advisor to the Chief Minister on Higher Education, praised his efforts. He said that the government had extended the term of the solar technology project for another year.