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Title: Efficient semitransparent perovskite solar cells for 23.0%-efficiency perovskite/silicon four-terminal tandem cells

Here, we have investigated semi-transparent perovskite solar cells and infrared enhanced silicon heterojunction cells for high-efficiency tandem devices. A semi-transparent metal electrode with good electrical conductivity and optical transparency has been fabricated by thermal evaporation of 7 nm of Au onto a 1-nm-thick Cu seed layer. For this electrode to reach its full potential, MAPbI3 thin films were formed by a modified one-step spin-coating method, resulting in a smooth layer that allowed the subsequent metal thin film to remain continuous. The fabricated semi-transparent perovskite solar cells demonstrated 16.5% efficiency under one-sun illumination, and were coupled with infrared-enhanced silicon heterojunction cells tuned specifically for perovskite/Si tandem devices. A double-layer antireflection coating at the front side and MgF2 reflector at rear side of the silicon heterojunction cells reduced parasitic absorption of near-infrared light, leading to 6.5% efficiency after filtering with a perovskite device and 23.0% summed efficiency for the perovskite/Si tandem device.
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  1. Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (United States)
  2. Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
EE0006709; EE0006335
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Research Org:
Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; semi-transparent; metal electrode; perovskite solar cell; silicon solar cell; tandem
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OSTI ID: 1400993