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Title: Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells

Abstract

Combining market-proven silicon solar cell technology with an efficient wide band gap top cell into a tandem device is an attractive approach to reduce the cost of photovoltaic systems. For this, perovskite solar cells are promising high-efficiency top cell candidates, but their typical device size (<0.2 cm 2), is still far from standard industrial sizes. Here, we present a 1 cm 2 near-infrared transparent perovskite solar cell with 14.5% steadystate efficiency, as compared to 16.4% on 0.25 cm 2. By mechanically stacking these cells with silicon heterojunction cells, we experimentally demonstrate a 4-terminal tandem measurement with a steady-state efficiency of 25.2%, with a 0.25 cm 2 top cell. The developed top cell processing methods enable the fabrication of a 20.5% efficient and 1.43 cm 2 large monolithic perovskite/silicon heterojunction tandem solar cell, featuring a rear-side textured bottom cell to increase its near-infrared spectral response. Finally, we compare both tandem configurations to identify efficiency-limiting factors and discuss the potential for further performance improvement.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Neuchatel (Switzerland). Inst. of Microengineering (IMT) and Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Lab.
  2. Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), Neuchatel (Switzerland). PV-Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S); Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF); Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE); Competence Center Energy and Mobility (CCEM); European Union (EU)
OSTI Identifier:
1334826
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1437656
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0006335; SI/501072-01; CONNECT-PV; 653296
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
ACS Energy Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2380-8195
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Werner, Jeremie, Barraud, Loris, Walter, Arnaud, Brauninger, Matthias, Sahli, Florent, Sacchetto, Davide, Tetreault, Nicolas, Paviet-Salomon, Bertrand, Moon, Soo-Jin, Allebe, Christophe, Despeisse, Matthieu, Nicolay, Sylvain, De Wolf, Stefaan, Niesen, Bjoern, and Ballif, Christophe. Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00254.
Werner, Jeremie, Barraud, Loris, Walter, Arnaud, Brauninger, Matthias, Sahli, Florent, Sacchetto, Davide, Tetreault, Nicolas, Paviet-Salomon, Bertrand, Moon, Soo-Jin, Allebe, Christophe, Despeisse, Matthieu, Nicolay, Sylvain, De Wolf, Stefaan, Niesen, Bjoern, & Ballif, Christophe. Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells. United States. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00254.
Werner, Jeremie, Barraud, Loris, Walter, Arnaud, Brauninger, Matthias, Sahli, Florent, Sacchetto, Davide, Tetreault, Nicolas, Paviet-Salomon, Bertrand, Moon, Soo-Jin, Allebe, Christophe, Despeisse, Matthieu, Nicolay, Sylvain, De Wolf, Stefaan, Niesen, Bjoern, and Ballif, Christophe. Sat . "Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells". United States. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00254.
@article{osti_1334826,
title = {Efficient Near-Infrared-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells Enabling Direct Comparison of 4-Terminal and Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells},
author = {Werner, Jeremie and Barraud, Loris and Walter, Arnaud and Brauninger, Matthias and Sahli, Florent and Sacchetto, Davide and Tetreault, Nicolas and Paviet-Salomon, Bertrand and Moon, Soo-Jin and Allebe, Christophe and Despeisse, Matthieu and Nicolay, Sylvain and De Wolf, Stefaan and Niesen, Bjoern and Ballif, Christophe},
abstractNote = {Combining market-proven silicon solar cell technology with an efficient wide band gap top cell into a tandem device is an attractive approach to reduce the cost of photovoltaic systems. For this, perovskite solar cells are promising high-efficiency top cell candidates, but their typical device size (<0.2 cm2), is still far from standard industrial sizes. Here, we present a 1 cm2 near-infrared transparent perovskite solar cell with 14.5% steadystate efficiency, as compared to 16.4% on 0.25 cm2. By mechanically stacking these cells with silicon heterojunction cells, we experimentally demonstrate a 4-terminal tandem measurement with a steady-state efficiency of 25.2%, with a 0.25 cm2 top cell. The developed top cell processing methods enable the fabrication of a 20.5% efficient and 1.43 cm2 large monolithic perovskite/silicon heterojunction tandem solar cell, featuring a rear-side textured bottom cell to increase its near-infrared spectral response. Finally, we compare both tandem configurations to identify efficiency-limiting factors and discuss the potential for further performance improvement.},
doi = {10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00254},
journal = {ACS Energy Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sat Jul 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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