Thin Film Solar Sells
Vivian Alberts developed
micro-thin metallic film at the University of Johannesburg in 1993 with funding from National Research Foundation. This technology has made solar electricity five times cheaper than the previously-used solar photovoltaic cells, making solar power a more affordable and infinitely more environmentally-friendly option than coal.
The new generation thin-film photovoltaic technology was fully developed in South Africa and is produced at the Technopark innovation hub in Stellenbosch converting sunlight into electricity.