Perovskite Solar Cells: From the Laboratory to the Assembly Line

Antonio Abate, Juan Pablo Correa-Baena, Michael Saliba, Mohd Sukor Su'ait, Federico Bella

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Abstract

Despite the fact that perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have a strong potential as a next-generation photovoltaic technology due to continuous efficiency improvements and the tunable properties, some important obstacles remain before industrialization is feasible. For example, the selection of low-cost or easy-to-prepare materials is essential for back-contacts and hole-transporting layers. Likewise, the choice of conductive substrates, the identification of large-scale manufacturing techniques as well as the development of appropriate aging protocols are key objectives currently under investigation by the international scientific community. This Review analyses the above aspects and highlights the critical points that currently limit the industrial production of PSCs and what strategies are emerging to make these solar cells the leaders in the photovoltaic field.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Back electrodes
  • Perovskite
  • Photovoltaics
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar cells

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