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Breakthrough in the production of bendable solar cells

A Chinese startup has become the first company in the world to begin mass production of large bendable perovskite solar cells. The bendable cells can be built into windows, walls, smartphones, and other tech products. The cells have an efficiency of ten percent, which is half that of standard silicon cells, reports Nikkei Asia. Smaller bendable solar cells have been produced in large quantities before. However, the breakthrough by the DaZheng company could lead to further cost reductions. According to the report, a market growth for perovskite solar cells to more than $2 billion in the next five years is expected. The technology behind it was largely driven by Japanese researchers. nib

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