Research Articles

by Dr Isabel Al-Dhahir

10 Nov 2022

Innovation within Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing

IDTechEx's latest report, "Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing 2023-2033", explores how the environmental impact of manufacturing printed circuit boards (PCBs) and integrated circuits (ICs) can be reduced through innovative materials choices and processing methods. This includes implementing low-temperature processing, eliminating superfluous wasteful steps, recycling and re-using materials where possible, and adopting novel approaches where the long-term potential is foreseen.
26 Oct 2022

IDTechEx Asks if Thin Film PV Is an Answer to Today's Energy Threats

Photovoltaics is the fastest-growing energy source. Of the thin film PV technologies, cadmium telluride (CdTe) dominates. It is largely concentrated within the US, where it accounts for 40 % of US utility-scale PV power. In recent years, the commercial efficiency of CdTe panels has been playing a catch-up game with conventional silicon and is currently trailing by ~3 %. Efficiency, however, is not the only deciding factor.
22 Sep 2022

Powering Ubiquitous Electronics with Perovskite Photovoltaics

Powering IoT devices in a cheap, sustainable fashion is crucial to achieve the promised vision of a connected world. Small, low-cost thin film solar cells, optimized to work with diffuse indoor light, offer a solution to this dilemma.
01 Sep 2022

Beyond Silicon's Limitations: The Rise of Thin Film Photovoltaics

In the shadows of a silicon-dominated field, other photovoltaic (PV) technologies have been edging closer to the spotlight.
26 Jul 2022

Perovskite PV: Resolving the Stability Challenge

Perovskite PV is an exciting new solar power technology. The new report published by IDTechEx, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the commercialization potential of perovskite PV and identify the challenges remaining.
16 Jun 2022

Unlocking the Power of Perovskite Photovoltaics

IDTechEx's new report, "Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033", explores the diverse range of opportunities presented by perovskite PV, including gaps in demand, supply chain innovation, and emerging applications.