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SunDrive is creating unique solutions to reduce the cost of high efficiency solar cells, whilst enhancing their performance and sustainability by utilising more abundant materials.
Today solar is still niche, contributing to only 1% of global energy generation. If we are to realise a world where our main energy source is the Sun, then we need to look beyond the design of the traditional solar cell.
At SunDrive, we are developing a new breed of solar cells with the future in mind.
Solar cells that are:
- More efficient.
Leads to fewer solar panels needed, reducing installation costs.
- Free of precious metals.
Today’s solar cells contain precious metals which are both expensive and scarce.
- Less material intensive.
Saves on material costs - achieved by reducing the solar cell thickness.
- Less prone to degradation.
Solar cells degrade with time and temperature - its important to minimise this.
- Less energy intensive to produce.
Saves on manufacturing costs and reduces environmental impact.