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Title: Brief review of emerging photovoltaic absorbers

Abstract

Photovoltaic solar cells have recently made significant commercial progress and are on track toward meeting more than 1% of global energy demand. However, further research is needed on photovoltaic technologies that face no scalability constraints in generating more than 10% of the world's electricity. This 2017 article briefly reviews emerging photovoltaic absorber materials, focusing on research progress over the past 2-3 years. Particular emphasis is given to emerging solar cell absorbers -- for example, SnS, Sb2Se3, Cu2SnS3, and CuSbSe2 -- related to established solar cell technologies such as CdTe, Cu(In,Ga)Se2, and CH3NH3PbI3. Lastly, the general publication and performance trends are discussed, and the promising future research directions are pointed out.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Solar Energy Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1353420
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5K00-67927
Journal ID: ISSN 2452-2236
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2452-2236
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar cells; photovoltaics; absorber materials

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Zakutayev, Andriy. Brief review of emerging photovoltaic absorbers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.01.002.
Zakutayev, Andriy. Brief review of emerging photovoltaic absorbers. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.01.002
Zakutayev, Andriy. Wed . "Brief review of emerging photovoltaic absorbers". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.01.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353420.
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abstractNote = {Photovoltaic solar cells have recently made significant commercial progress and are on track toward meeting more than 1% of global energy demand. However, further research is needed on photovoltaic technologies that face no scalability constraints in generating more than 10% of the world's electricity. This 2017 article briefly reviews emerging photovoltaic absorber materials, focusing on research progress over the past 2-3 years. Particular emphasis is given to emerging solar cell absorbers -- for example, SnS, Sb2Se3, Cu2SnS3, and CuSbSe2 -- related to established solar cell technologies such as CdTe, Cu(In,Ga)Se2, and CH3NH3PbI3. Lastly, the general publication and performance trends are discussed, and the promising future research directions are pointed out.},
doi = {10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.01.002},
journal = {Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry},
number = C,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}

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