Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have devised a material that can convert sunlight into electricity by absorbing light from light sockets like LED or CFL. The material could power devices powered by light, such as LEDs or CFLs. Perovskites are a group of crystals that absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. Researchers have developed new perovskite materials that can harvest indoor light, not just sunlight. Devices that require electricity include sensors, gadgets, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers.
- Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have joined a team that has created a new material that can produce electricity from common lighting options like LED or CFL.
- The study supports the internet of things (IoT) technology, which is being utilized increasingly in applications for smart homes, mobile phones, and other devices that need various sorts of real-time data.
- No of type, all batteries have a limited lifespan and are neither economical nor environmentally friendly.
- According to the researchers, light-induced power generators hold promise as viable battery substitutes for such gadgets.
- Shortly, indoor light-induced electricity generation will become more and more popular.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have devised a material that can convert sunlight into electricity by absorbing light from light sockets like LED or CFL.
LEDs are semiconductors that emit light when electricity is pumped into them, and a CFL is a fluorescent lamp based on a tube that is folded or curved to fit inside a light bulb.
The paper, which appears in a journal called Solar Energy, gives a clear picture of how the light from solar cells can produce electricity.
IoT appliances require electricity to function and must not depend on electricity grids. The researchers said that primary or second-hand batteries power such devices. They are not eco-friendly and have a finite lifespan.
Batteries, despite being different from each other, have a limited lifespan and are neither cost-effective nor environmentally friendly. Researchers have developed solar cells that harness the light from ordinary household bulbs to generate electricity. They will be able to store energy and charge batteries. Currently, cells generate power by converting the heat from sunlight into electricity. But since many of these devices are installed in buildings, using sunlight as a power source is not an option.
Dr. Ranbir Singh, Dr. Satinder Kumar Sharma, all with the help of scientists at IIT Mandi (INDIA) The researchers have developed a new material that can power devices powered by light, such as LEDs or CFLs.
Researchers are looking for ways to power devices by capturing light from nearby light sources and using it to create electricity. Devices that require electricity are sensors, gadgets, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers.
Researchers from the National Institutes of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurugram, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, and the University of North Texas, US, have developed photovoltaically active materials that absorb sunlight and generate electricity.
These advanced solar cells, made of a group of crystals known as perovskites, can use sunlight to produce electricity. Perovskites, a group of tiny crystals, have long been used as power generators in renewable energy. Researchers discovered new perovskite materials that can harvest indoor light, not just sunlight.
Perovskites are made from crystals that absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity.
Using a new method, researchers have synthesized a photoactivated and quasi-cube-shaped perovskite material by combining Formamidinium (FA+) cation in Methylammonium Lead Iodide (MAPbI3) perov. “Our PVs showed photo-electric conversion efficiency of 34.07 percent in ordinary lighting conditions,” said Ranbir Singh of IIT Mandi.
The cells produced photovoltaic power as efficiently as the best perovskites used for indoor applications. Researchers have developed a new type of perovskite that can generate power from sunlight to power electronics.
Researchers say it will become more important shortly to power smart devices by harnessing light from indoor sources. Applications like smart homes, smart logistics and smart manufacturing are in demand.