NREL is advancing next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for clean electric power generation by improving the composition, thermal processing capabilities, transparency, and flexibility of novel solar cells.
NREL supports advanced manufacturing through solar-related capabilities and projects.
Perovskite Film Thermal Budgets
NREL is helping industry improve the thermal processing of solar perovskite films to bring the versatile and cost-effective technology into market. This technology is a game-changer for the solar industry, with applications for solar generation and beyond.
Photovoltaic Cells Commercialization
In collaboration with industry, NREL develops the materials needed to boost the feasibility—and marketability—of transparent, flexible, organic photovoltaic cells. Using SolarWindow’s multiplexed laser scribing system, we are helping make energy-generating glass commercially viable.