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Title: Current Challenges and Prospective Research for Upscaling Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics

Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite photovoltaics (PSCs) are poised to push toward technology translation, but significant challenges complicating commercialization remain. Though J-V hysteresis and ecotoxicity are uniquely imposing issues at scale, CH 3NH 3PbI 3 degradation is by far the sharpest limitation to the technology’s potential market contribution. Herein, we offer a perspective on the practical market potential of PSCs, the nature of fundamental PSC challenges at scale, and an outline of prospective solutions for achieving module scale PSC production tailored to intrinsic advantages of CH 3NH 3PbI 3. Although integrating PSCs into the energy grid is complicated by CH 3NH 3PbI 3 degradation, the ability of PSCs to contribute to consumer electronics and other niche markets like those organic photovoltaics have sought footing in rests primarily upon the technology’s price point. Thus, slot die, roll-to-roll processing has the greatest potential to enable PSC scale-up, and herein, we present a perspective on the research necessary to realize fully printable PSCs at scale.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
DOE-UW-Jen-15
Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185
Grant/Contract Number:
EE0006710; DGE-0718124; DGE-1256082; N00014-11-1-0246; FA2386-11-1-4072
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1948-7185
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); Asian Office of Aerospace R&D; National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1343581

Williams, Spencer T., Rajagopal, Adharsh, Chueh, Chu-Chen, and Jen, Alex K. -Y.. Current Challenges and Prospective Research for Upscaling Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02651.
Williams, Spencer T., Rajagopal, Adharsh, Chueh, Chu-Chen, & Jen, Alex K. -Y.. Current Challenges and Prospective Research for Upscaling Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02651.
Williams, Spencer T., Rajagopal, Adharsh, Chueh, Chu-Chen, and Jen, Alex K. -Y.. 2016. "Current Challenges and Prospective Research for Upscaling Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02651. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343581.
@article{osti_1343581,
title = {Current Challenges and Prospective Research for Upscaling Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics},
author = {Williams, Spencer T. and Rajagopal, Adharsh and Chueh, Chu-Chen and Jen, Alex K. -Y.},
abstractNote = {Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite photovoltaics (PSCs) are poised to push toward technology translation, but significant challenges complicating commercialization remain. Though J-V hysteresis and ecotoxicity are uniquely imposing issues at scale, CH3NH3PbI3 degradation is by far the sharpest limitation to the technology’s potential market contribution. Herein, we offer a perspective on the practical market potential of PSCs, the nature of fundamental PSC challenges at scale, and an outline of prospective solutions for achieving module scale PSC production tailored to intrinsic advantages of CH3NH3PbI3. Although integrating PSCs into the energy grid is complicated by CH3NH3PbI3 degradation, the ability of PSCs to contribute to consumer electronics and other niche markets like those organic photovoltaics have sought footing in rests primarily upon the technology’s price point. Thus, slot die, roll-to-roll processing has the greatest potential to enable PSC scale-up, and herein, we present a perspective on the research necessary to realize fully printable PSCs at scale.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02651},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}