Skanska launches first perovskite solar cell application in office buildings

Perovskites are integrated into property’s façade without changing its design and esthetics.


Perovskites are integrated into property’s façade without changing its design and esthetics.

Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Central Eastern Europe will be the first developer worldwide to cover office buildings with semi-transparent perovskite solar cells on a commercial scale.

Perovskite is a crystalline material that has great potential to replace silicon – currently the world’s most popular semiconductor in solar cell applications.

This will revolutionize the approach towards energy self-sufficient buildings. Saule Technologies will be the technology provider.

The initial implementation tests are planned for 2018 in Poland.

Skanska will apply the test-cells onto its projects in 2018, creating a significant milestone towards zero-energy and carbon neutral office investments.

The developer has exclusive rights to use Saule Technologies’ solar cell solutions, as stated in a license-based agreement signed between the companies, in building façades and noise barriers across all Skanska markets worldwide.

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