What are the perovskite solar cells? This innovative technology generates energy not only from daylight but also from artificial light and can work in low light conditions. Solar cells are characterized by high flexibility and very low weight – therefore they can be easily attached to different kinds of surfaces. They are an alternative to silicon used so far in the production of photovoltaic cells, they can be also semi-transparent and cheaper to produce.

Perovskites are not only a chance to significantly expand the use of solar energy in places where classic solar panels can’t work, but also a chance for the Nobel Prize for polish physicist Olga Malinkiewicz. – Polish physicist, inventor of a cheap method of producing printed solar cells based on perovskites and  founder and Chief Technology Officer at Saule Technologies.

The first commercial perovskite installations are just under construction. The company develops inkjet-printed, ultra-thin and flexible solar cells based on perovskites. The first factory of perovskites in Wrocław, that generate electricity printed on foil, has just announced the launch of the first commercial energy supply program using a technology developed by Poland. The first perovskite installation was created in polish city Lublin – it was the world premiere of the perovskite cells installation on the facade of the Aliplast factory.

The Lublin installation takes the form of photovoltaic shutters – narrow slats covered with light perovskite cells. The installation covers an area of 32 square meters. However, due to important advantages of perovskites – even small and flexible elements can be covered with them. In the future, perovskites may appear even on  very small single products.