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Title: Outlook and Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells toward Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaic Module Technology

Abstract

Rapid development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) during the past several years has made this photovoltaic (PV) technology a serious contender for potential large-scale deployment on the terawatt scale in the PV market. To successfully transition PSC technology from the laboratory to industry scale, substantial efforts need to focus on scalable fabrication of high-performance perovskite modules with minimum negative environmental impact. Here, we provide an overview of the current research and our perspective regarding PSC technology toward future large-scale manufacturing and deployment. Several key challenges discussed are (1) a scalable process for large-area perovskite module fabrication; (2) less hazardous chemical routes for PSC fabrication; and (3) suitable perovskite module designs for different applications.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1457123
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-71204
Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Joule; Journal Volume: none; Journal Issue: none
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; perovskite solar cells; scalable fabrication; green chemistry; module design

Citation Formats

Kim, Dong Hoe, Whitaker, James B., Li, Zhen, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., and Zhu, Kai. Outlook and Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells toward Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaic Module Technology. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.011.
Kim, Dong Hoe, Whitaker, James B., Li, Zhen, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., & Zhu, Kai. Outlook and Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells toward Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaic Module Technology. United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.011.
Kim, Dong Hoe, Whitaker, James B., Li, Zhen, van Hest, Maikel F. A. M., and Zhu, Kai. Fri . "Outlook and Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells toward Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaic Module Technology". United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.011.
@article{osti_1457123,
title = {Outlook and Challenges of Perovskite Solar Cells toward Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaic Module Technology},
author = {Kim, Dong Hoe and Whitaker, James B. and Li, Zhen and van Hest, Maikel F. A. M. and Zhu, Kai},
abstractNote = {Rapid development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) during the past several years has made this photovoltaic (PV) technology a serious contender for potential large-scale deployment on the terawatt scale in the PV market. To successfully transition PSC technology from the laboratory to industry scale, substantial efforts need to focus on scalable fabrication of high-performance perovskite modules with minimum negative environmental impact. Here, we provide an overview of the current research and our perspective regarding PSC technology toward future large-scale manufacturing and deployment. Several key challenges discussed are (1) a scalable process for large-area perovskite module fabrication; (2) less hazardous chemical routes for PSC fabrication; and (3) suitable perovskite module designs for different applications.},
doi = {10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.011},
journal = {Joule},
number = none,
volume = none,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}