The technology is designed to ensure that there is minimal drop-off in performance even as the battery ages beyond its useful EV life.
Researchers say they have set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials.
In order for electric vehicles to become mainstream, they need cost-effective, safe, long-lasting batteries that won't explode during use or harm the environment.
An international team of researchers has synthesised materials that were used for constructing a record-breaking perovskite solar module.
The proposed anode material proved suitable for fast charging, thanks to its enhanced lithium-ion kinetics.
Perovskite materials are very sensitive to moisture, oxygen and even light, meaning they can degrade rapidly in air.
The batteries are made up of electrodes screen-printed onto both sides of a piece of cellulose paper that has been reinforced with hydrogel.
The battery works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry.
Researchers achieved a power conversion efficiency of 23.7% — the highest reported to date for an inverted architecture perovskite solar cell.
Bringing photovoltaic technology indoors could help energise Internet of Things devices such as smoke alarms, cameras and temperature sensors.
Drying times can be reduced to less than 20 seconds, which corresponds to half down to one-third of the usual production time, without capacity losses.