Smart Homes Powered by Perovskite

The future of smart homes is just around the corner.

Solaires Team | Victoria, B.C | July 1st, 2024

The concept of smart homes has revolutionized the way we live; offering enhanced convenience, efficiency, and sustainability. Critical to the sustainability of smart homes is the integration of renewable energy sources to power them. This is where perovskite photovoltaics are emerging as a game-changer. Perovskites are poised to increase the efficiency and affordability of photovoltaic technology.

Perovskites represent a significant advancement in photovoltaic technology. Unlike traditional silicon-based solar cells, perovskite solar cells are simply a class of compounds that can be tuned to fit either indoor or outdoor deployments. This variable composition allows for higher efficiency, lower production costs, and greater flexibility in application. Our perovskite-based PVModules are versatile for a range of applications, while sporting a simpler supply chain, higher efficiencies, lower costs, and reduced GHG emissions. All of which, given the critical state of our climate, is crucial for sustainable energy solutions.

Attribution: Ron Mertens, via Perovskite-Info

Integrating perovskites into smart homes offers numerous benefits, including enhanced energy efficiency and eliminating the need to change device batteries every few months. These next-gen photovoltaics boast higher efficiency rates compared to traditional silicon-based indoor devices, which translates to greater energy capture from the same amount of light, ultimately leading to lower costs and more compact devices. We are proud that our current product, PVModules , has sported an impressive 35% energy conversion efficiency for indoor light.

Looking towards the future, Solaires is eager to change the game even further with their upcoming line of PVFilmTM, which will advance the world of solar power far further than ever before. PVFilmsTM will be flexible and lightweight, further enhancing the appeal of perovskite solar cells; their versatile nature will allow them to be seamlessly incorporated into various parts of the home, including windows, walls, and even flexible surfaces, thereby providing both aesthetic and functional benefits. This adaptability means that homeowners can enjoy modern and visually pleasing designs without compromising on energy efficiency. We hope that PVFilmsTM will make sustainable and clean technology accessible to everyone.

Solaires’ PVModules can be seamlessly integrated into a plethora of smart home systems, including smart door locks, smart sensors, home automation systems, IoT devices, and more. Due to the higher percentage of light captured and converted into energy via Solaires’ PVModules, these devices can continually and sustainably charge with nothing but recycled light we already use indoors. With the integration of PVModules modules come sustainable benefits from removing the need for batteries. The typical disposable batteries that power smart devices need to be replaced every year or so, while PVModules can passively charge a rechargeable battery, and continue to do so for the lifetime of your smart devices. This leads to less waste from battery disposal and a lower environmental impact, while also saving you money.

Perovskites hold immense potential for powering the smart homes of the future; offering significant benefits by way of energy efficiency, cost savings, and environmental impact. Environmentally, they have a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional silicon technologies, promoting sustainability. As we look forward, continued innovation and adoption of this technology will be key to realizing its full potential in transforming our living spaces into more efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly environments. Learn more about Solaires and our cutting-edge developments to stay ahead in the smart home revolution!