Perovskites were held back based on some constraints and that could significantly affect the ways they are used. Now hybrid perovskite materials that can double the efficiency of solar cells are presented by researchers and an article dated April of 2017 assesses the stability of such hybrids. Researchers at the Purdue University have established that hybrid perovskites would be able to produce much more electricity than the existing perovskites and they do this at the same cost of the existing perovskites. This doubling of productivity would mean that the existing solar cells could actually be made more thinner and the conventional silicon solar cells could be made more flexible and cheaper as well .
The material being made use of in the construction of these perovskites is a crystalline structure that is a mix of two varieties of inorganics -iodine and lead. The organic material used in energy production in the perovskite is that of methyl-ammonium. The combination used in the perovskite is such that it can boost the efficiency and double the amount of energy produced. The doubling effect happens because two-thirds of the energy as absorbed from the solar light is actually moved with little loss of energy in the form of heat as with the old models. Controlling this energy loss in the form of heat is therefore an incentive at this point.