Research and Development of Photovoltaics based on Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cell TechnologyGrant Type:
RSIF Research AwardProject leader: Prof. Francis Nyongesa
, University of Nairobi, KenyaCollaborating partners:
RIKEN Research Centre, Japan; Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland; and Masinde Muliro University, Kenya.
Solar cells, as a source of renewable energy, has been recognized as having great potential to supply a significant portion of the world’s energy requirements. The major beneficiaries of this kind of energy source would be the large human populations residing in rural areas and in scattered homesteads, who are not connected to the national electricity grid due to the high costs involved.