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Organic and Perovskite Photovoltaics: New Materials, New Processes and Stability

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 279

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Department LEPMI/GUIDE, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LEPMI, CEDEX, 38000 Grenoble, France
Interests: materials and devices for energy generation, transportation, and storage
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on emerging photovoltaics as, for instance, organic and perovskite technologies.

Among accessible technologies for the worldwide energy mix, photovoltaic conversion appears as a key participant. To remain competitive, the production cost of photovoltaic cells should decrease while improving photovoltaic performances, i.e., both efficiency and durability. This renewable and inexhaustible source of energy is today mainly based on the silicon technology. Its interesting performances have allowed the beginning of photovoltaic industrialization. However, the manufacturing cost and waste management limits of silicon photovoltaic cells remain a real drawback slowing down its development.

First described in the 1970s, organic photovoltaic materials seem to be an interesting alternative. More specifically, new “plastic” photovoltaic devices have a great potential for low-cost, low-weight, flexibility and large-size processability, sustained by recent studies unambiguously demonstrating their real potential for short energy payback time. In recent years, interest has also emerged concerning perovskite materials. Indeed, efficiencies over 25% have already been shown. However, for a successful adoption of this disruptive technology, improvements are still necessary including, for instance, stability.

In this Special Issue, much effort will be focused on the development of innovative manufacturing processes, architectures, and materials in order to develop a new generation of photovoltaic cells, taking into account simplicity, efficiency, and durability.

We welcome original research papers on recent technical developments of Organic and Perovskite devices, components, and systems, as well as relevant reviews and case studies to show the future direction of new emerging photovoltaics. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: organic materials, polymers, perovskites, synthesis, process, efficiency, durability, elucidation of mechanisms, devices architecture, and tandem devices.

Dr. Lara Perrin
Guest Editor

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  • photovoltaics
  • perovskites
  • organic materials
  • polymers
  • synthesis
  • process
  • durability

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