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Tandem PV

Team Members: 

Colin Bailie (PhD, MSE), William Nguyen (PhD, Chemistry) and Prof. Michael McGehee (MSE)

The next generation of photovoltaics will need increased efficiency without significant increases in manufacturing costs.  Tandem PV has developed perovskite-based technology that can be used by current silicon and thin film photovoltaic panel manufacturers to boost the performance of their products well beyond the current limits. Perovskite tandem solar cells are a prime candidate for mass adoption because they use low-cost materials and can be applied with a low-cost solution process. Tandem PV plans to establish the commercial viability of mechanically-stacked perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells that have a better price/performance point than traditional silicon modules.

Learn more:

NPR with Tandem PV: How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today October 2019

Tandem PV Secures a Rare Fund Raise for Perovskite Solar April 2019

Iris PV Helps to Modernize Rooftop Solar Production February 2018

Iris PV named to Cyclotron Road's second cohort of energy innovators March 2016

Bailie named to Forbes' "30 under 30" in the energy category January 2016

Bailie wins Slavin Family Foundation Fellowship for work on perovskite solar cells October 2015

Bailie quoted in Scientific American piece on advances in solar cell tech March 2015

Iris PV founders paves way for high-efficiency, low-cost solar power March 2015