In a groundbreaking achievement, Rice University engineers have developed a device that can efficiently convert sunlight into hydrogen, setting a record with a remarkable 20.8% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency. Combining cutting-edge halide perovskite semiconductors with electrocatalysts, this integrated photoreactor represents a major step forward for clean energy. The device’s cost-effectiveness and scalability make it a promising platform for various chemical reactions, converting solar-harvested electricity into fuels. This advancement in photoelectrochemical technology paves the way for a greener future, as it offers a practical and economical solution to harness solar energy for fuel production, revolutionizing the hydrogen economy.
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