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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Perovskite solar cells? Reply To: Perovskite solar cells?

  • John Malcom

    Member
    September 16, 2021 at 8:00 am

    There are many efforts ongoing to improve or replace solar cells. Universities, National Labs, corporate R&D facilities. Results from all sources are reported in journals, conferences, and nonprofit trade organizations. Aptera engineers track this technology of course and evaluate the efficacy and maturity of the various approaches for use in Aptera engineered vehicles.

    Some criteria for evaluation is efficiency, durability, useability in an automotive application, manufacturability, cost, and availability. Most of the advanced approaches have some shortcoming in one or more of these areas. Almost all of them have a shortcoming in manufactureability, cost, and availability.

    Aptera is predominately a COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) parts vehicle where possible. (Lower cost, availability, market proven reliability. All good for us of course.

    I am confident that Aptera engineering will track all emerging technologies and plan for integration at the most optimum time.