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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

Michael Graetzel discussed the latest developments in the field of solar energetics with colleagues from the MGU

In the framework of the program Energy of Knowledge, laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2017 Michael Graetzel met with colleagues from Moscow State University. He took part in the seminar of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energy (Faculty of Materials Science and the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University) and he discussed further ways of developing a joint project on perovskite solar cells with the young scientists of the University.

Recall that this meeting was one of the events of the Laureate’s Week of the Global Energy Prize, which for the first time in the history of the project was held in two cities: St. Petersburg and Moscow. At a meeting at the Moscow State University, Michael Graetzel discussed with his colleagues the work on perovskites and prospects for the method invented at Moscow State University, using polyiodide melts.

Michael Graetzel highly appreciates this cooperation. "For several years we have been successfully cooperating with scientists from Moscow State University on perovskite subjects within the framework of the joint Russian-Swiss project. It was launched in 2015 and recognized as one of the benchmarks in terms of joint work: scientists of the two countries publish joint work in leading journals, send students for internships, hold lectures and, of course, continue to improve technology," - said the laureate of the Global Energy Prize about the joint activities with Russian colleagues.

Recall that the perovskite solar cells appeared in the course of research based on "Graetzel cells", being their logical continuation. Now, such elements have already reached an efficiency factor of 22.4 percent. Today, perovskite technologies are developing at the fastest pace in the world. According to experts, the market of perovskite solar technologies will grow a lot in the next few years.

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