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Title: Progress in Tandem Solar Cells Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites

Owing to their high efficiency, low-cost solution-processability, and tunable bandgap, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) made of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite (HOIP) thin films are promising top-cell candidates for integration with bottom-cells based on Si or other low-bandgap solar-cell materials to boost the power conversion efficiency (PCE) beyond the Shockley-Quiesser (S-Q) limit. In this review, recent progress in such tandem solar cells based on the emerging PSCs is summarized and reviewed critically. Notable achievements for different tandem solar cell configurations including mechanically-stacked, optical coupling, and monolithically-integrated with PSCs as top-cells are described in detail. Highly-efficient semitransparent PSC top-cells with high transmittance in near-infrared (NIR) region are critical for tandem solar cells. Different types of transparent electrodes with high transmittance and low sheet-resistance for PSCs are reviewed, which presents a grand challenge for PSCs. The strategies to obtain wide-bandgap PSCs with good photo-stability are discussed. In conclusion, the PCE reduction due to reflection loss, parasitic absorption, electrical loss, and current mismatch are analyzed to provide better understanding of the performance of PSC-based tandem solar cells.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  2. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
EE0006709; DMR-1305913; OIA-1538893
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States). Board of Regents
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; perovskite solar cells; silicon solar cells; tandem solar cell; transparent electrode; wide bandgap
OSTI Identifier:
1418514
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1401527

Chen, Bo, Zheng, Xiaopeng, Bai, Yang, Padture, Nitin P., and Huang, Jinsong. Progress in Tandem Solar Cells Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201602400.
Chen, Bo, Zheng, Xiaopeng, Bai, Yang, Padture, Nitin P., & Huang, Jinsong. Progress in Tandem Solar Cells Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201602400.
Chen, Bo, Zheng, Xiaopeng, Bai, Yang, Padture, Nitin P., and Huang, Jinsong. 2017. "Progress in Tandem Solar Cells Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201602400. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418514.
@article{osti_1418514,
title = {Progress in Tandem Solar Cells Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites},
author = {Chen, Bo and Zheng, Xiaopeng and Bai, Yang and Padture, Nitin P. and Huang, Jinsong},
abstractNote = {Owing to their high efficiency, low-cost solution-processability, and tunable bandgap, perovskite solar cells (PSCs) made of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite (HOIP) thin films are promising top-cell candidates for integration with bottom-cells based on Si or other low-bandgap solar-cell materials to boost the power conversion efficiency (PCE) beyond the Shockley-Quiesser (S-Q) limit. In this review, recent progress in such tandem solar cells based on the emerging PSCs is summarized and reviewed critically. Notable achievements for different tandem solar cell configurations including mechanically-stacked, optical coupling, and monolithically-integrated with PSCs as top-cells are described in detail. Highly-efficient semitransparent PSC top-cells with high transmittance in near-infrared (NIR) region are critical for tandem solar cells. Different types of transparent electrodes with high transmittance and low sheet-resistance for PSCs are reviewed, which presents a grand challenge for PSCs. The strategies to obtain wide-bandgap PSCs with good photo-stability are discussed. In conclusion, the PCE reduction due to reflection loss, parasitic absorption, electrical loss, and current mismatch are analyzed to provide better understanding of the performance of PSC-based tandem solar cells.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201602400},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = 14,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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