Finding renewable forms of energy has become one of the largest issues facing the modern world. One example of an alternative energy that shows incredible promise is solar power. The major way this solar power is harnessed is through the construction and usage of solar panels. One concern with these panels is the high cost of production due to expensive raw materials. The idea of creating inorganic nanoparticles using cheaper raw materials for application in solar power has great potential. Here we show how the production of copper (I) zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) can provide a cheaper, more efficient alternative to the compounds
currently used. CZTS can be created using inexpensive precursors, such as copper (I) acetate, making this compound financially responsible. Overall, strides made in the formulation of a procedure over the previous semester have made the mass production and implementation of CZTS in solar energy a definite possibility.