Special Issue "Perovskite-Based Tandem Solar Cells"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Brett A Kamino
Guest Editor
PV-Center, CSEM, Jaquet-Droz 1, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Interests: Photovoltaics; Organic Electronics; Hybrid Materials; Perovskites; Tandem solar cells
Dr. Fan Fu
Guest Editor
Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
Interests: perovskite solar cells; tandem solar cells; thin film coating; thin film optoelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite submissions to a Special Issue of the open access journal Energies on the area of high-efficiency perovskite-based tandem solar cells. Over the last few decades, the levelized cost of installation of photovoltaic modules has dropped drastically. This drop in price has demonstrated the potential that photovoltaic energy generation has in our transition to a green energy economy. To continue this trend toward even lower costs, the efficiency of photovoltaic devices must continue to increase beyond the theoretical thermodynamic efficiency limit of single junction devices. Recently, perovskite-based photovoltaic tandem has shown incredible potential to produce devices which exceed the thermodynamic limits of single junction devices when paired with traditional PV materials in a tandem configuration. Such solar cell types represent potentially disruptive technologies to the field of photovoltaics and are attracting significant interest from both academic groups and industrial players in the field.

With this great momentum in the field, we are pleased to welcome submissions of articles on perovskite-based tandem devices to this Special Issue of Energies. Articles may study devices including (but not limited to) perovskite/silicon, perovskite/CIGS, perovskite/perovskite, and perovskite/OPV solar cells in either 4-terminal, 3-terminal, or 2-terminal configurations.

We would like to invite original papers and perspectives/reviews specifically on:

  • Materials and fabrication methods toward high-efficiency perovskite-based tandems;
  • Methods toward the deposition of large-area tandem solar cells;
  • Methods to adapt CIGS and Si bottom cells for integration into tandems;
  • Case studies, simulation studies, and energy yield calculations on real-world output of such technologies;
  • Methods toward the industrialization of these devices including encapsulation, metallization, interconnection, and other back end technologies;
  • Theoretical papers which address the current challenges in the field;
  • Reliability and stability studies specific to tandem solar cells.

Dr. Brett A Kamino
Dr. Fan Fu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Photovoltaics
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Tandem solar cells
  • CIGS
  • Silicon
  • Stability
  • Upscaling or large area
  • Energy yield

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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