Light and Flexible Solar Panels: Transforming How We Exploit the Sun | Annalisa Bruno | TEDxNTU

Conventional ways of harnessing renewable energy might not be enough to tackle the increasing demand for energy. In this talk, Annalisa shows us how perovskite solar cells can be a solution to this problem. They exhibit fantastic properties that make them suitable to use all around us: on windows, inside our houses, and even on our backpacks. Annalisa Bruno is a Principal Scientist at the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) and at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).

Her love for nature and passion for the sparkling and never-sleeping metropolis have always driven her curiosity: can sustainable forms of energy be real and efficient options for our beautiful planet? She believes that to respond to the worldwide energy needs without destroying the Earth, renewable energies must become the most efficient and cheapest available options.

Annalisa’s research focuses on the development of innovative, versatile and sustainable, highly efficient solar cells. Her team recently developed scaled-up perovskite solar cells which have achieved the highest power conversion efficiency ever recorded. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at