Special Issue "Highly Efficient and Stable Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Fabio Matteocci
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CHOSE – Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome ‘‘Tor Vergata’’, via del Politecnico 1, 00133, Roma, Italy
Interests: Photovoltaics; Organic Electronics; Perovskite Solar cell; Up-scaling Process; Long-term Stability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic of Highly Efficient and Stable Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells.

Halide Perovskites have attracted huge interest in the photovoltaic field thanks to their outstanding optical/electrical properties, such as a high absorption coefficient and long diffusion length. In recent years, a power conversion efficiency up to 24.2% has been demonstrated thanks to the optimization of the perovskite materials and the interfaces. Furthermore, low-cost and easy manufacturing by solution processing are important topics for the industrialization of perovskite solar cell (PSC) technology. Nevertheless, long-term stability is the main issue to solve. The main degradation factors of the performance of the PSCs are related to the moisture, temperature, and light exposure.

Several topics can be explored in order to further enhance the performance of the PSC cells such as the optimization of the perovskite layer in terms of composition, band-gap, and deposition method. Furthermore, the device architecture and the interfaces between the absorber and the electron/hole selective layers play a crucial role in the efficiency/stability of the device.

This Special Issue is devoted to original research articles and reviews focused on the investigation of new materials, architectures, and processing methods able to further improve the efficiency and/or the stability of the PSC cells.

Dr. Fabio Matteocci
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • solar power
  • halide perovskites
  • perovskite solar cell
  • power conversion efficiency long-term stability

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Scribing Method for Carbon Perovskite Solar Modules
Energies 2020, 13(7), 1589; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13071589 - 01 Apr 2020
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The fully printable carbon triple-mesoscopic perovskite solar cell (C-PSC) has already demonstrated good efficiency and long-term stability, opening the possibility of lab-to-fab transition. Modules based on C-PSC architecture have been reported and, at present, are achieved through the accurate registration of each of [...] Read more.
The fully printable carbon triple-mesoscopic perovskite solar cell (C-PSC) has already demonstrated good efficiency and long-term stability, opening the possibility of lab-to-fab transition. Modules based on C-PSC architecture have been reported and, at present, are achieved through the accurate registration of each of the patterned layers using screen-printing. Modules based on this approach were reported with geometric fill factor (g-FF) as high as 70%. Another approach to create the interconnects, the so-called scribing method, was reported to achieve more than 90% g-FF for architectures based on evaporated metal contacts, i.e., without a carbon counter electrode. Here, for the first time, we adopt the scribing method to selectively remove materials within a C-PSC. This approach allowed a deep and selective scribe to open an aperture from the transparent electrode through all the layers, including the blocking layer, enabling a direct contact between the electrodes in the interconnects. In this work, a systematic study of the interconnection area between cells is discussed, showing the key role of the FTO/carbon contact. Furthermore, a module on 10 × 10 cm2 substrate with the optimised design showing efficiency over 10% is also demonstrated. Full article
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