Balancing electrical and optical losses for efficient Si-perovskite 4-terminal solar cells with solution processed percolation electrodes.

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Title:
Balancing electrical and optical losses for efficient Si-perovskite 4-terminal solar cells with solution processed percolation electrodes.
Authors:
Ramírez Quiroz, César Omar; Shen, Yilei; Salvador, Michael; Forberich, Karen; Schrenker, Nadine; Spyropulos, George D.; Huemueller, Thomas; Wilkinson, Benjamin; Kirchartz, Thomas; Spiecker, Erdmann; Verlinden, Pierre J.; Zhang, Xueling; Green, Martin; Ho-Baillie, Anita Wing Yi; Brabec, Christoph J
Abstract:
The unprecedented efficiency upraise of perovskite-based photovoltaics has sparked the interest in semi-transparent devices, particularly for tandem structures. Despite promising reports regarding efficiency and reduced parasitic absorption, many devices still rely on processes from the gas phase, compromising both applicability and cost factors. Here, we report all-solution perovskite solar cells with improved infrared transparency ideally suited as top-cell for efficient multi-junction device configurations. We demonstrate the functionality of Copper (I) thiocyanate as antireflective layer and selective contact between the transparent conductive oxide and the perovskite as key factor. This concept allows us to fabricate an opaque device with steady state efficiency as high as 20.1%. By employing silver nanowires with robust environmental stability as bottom electrode, we demonstrate different regimes of device performance that can be described through a classical percolation model, leading to semi-transparent solar cells with efficiencies of up to 17.1%. In conjunction with the implementation of an infrared-tuned transparent conductive oxide contact deposited on UV-fused silica, we show a full device average transmittance surpassing 84% between 800 and 1100 nm (as opposed to 77% with PEDOT:PSS as selective contact). Finally, we mechanically staked optimized perovskite devices on top of high performing PERL and IBC silicon architectures. The imputed output efficiency of the 4-terminal measured perovskite-silicon solar cell was 26.7% and 25.2% for PERL-perovskite and IBC-perovskite, respectively.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Solar Center (KSC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Kaust Solar Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Citation:
Ramírez Quiroz CO, Shen Y, Salvador M, Forberich K, Schrenker N, et al. (2018) Balancing electrical and optical losses for efficient Si-perovskite 4-terminal solar cells with solution processed percolation electrodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta10945h.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue Date:
15-Jan-2018
DOI:
10.1039/c7ta10945h
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2050-7488; 2050-7496
Sponsors:
The Cluster of Excellence funded this work through “Engineering of Advanced Materials” (EAM). The authors acknowledge financial support from the DFG research-training group GRK 1896 at Erlangen University and from the Joint Project Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen Nürnberg (HI-ERN) under project number DBF01253, respectively. The authors would like to acknowledge the company rent a scientist (RAS) for material support. C.J.B. acknowledges the financial support through the “Aufbruch Bayern” initiative of the state of Bavaria (EnCN and Solar Factory of the Future) and the “Solar Factory of the Future” with the Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). C.O.R.Q would like to acknowledge Dr. Ning Li, Yi Hou, K. Ding, A. Richter, W. Duan and Andrej Classen for their support during the early stages of this project. Similarly C.O.R.Q would like to acknowledge Sara Mashhoun and Helena Waldau for her helpful advice and graphic design, respectively. A.H-B would like to thank C. Yi for his contributions in checking the electrical characteristics of the silicon solar cell. C.O.R.Q would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support from The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). This work was partly supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
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http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/TA/C7TA10945H#!divAbstract
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Solar and Photovoltaic Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorRamírez Quiroz, César Omaren
dc.contributor.authorShen, Yileien
dc.contributor.authorSalvador, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorForberich, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorSchrenker, Nadineen
dc.contributor.authorSpyropulos, George D.en
dc.contributor.authorHuemueller, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Benjaminen
dc.contributor.authorKirchartz, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorSpiecker, Erdmannen
dc.contributor.authorVerlinden, Pierre J.en
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xuelingen
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorHo-Baillie, Anita Wing Yien
dc.contributor.authorBrabec, Christoph Jen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-28T07:01:35Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-28T07:01:35Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-15en
dc.identifier.citationRamírez Quiroz CO, Shen Y, Salvador M, Forberich K, Schrenker N, et al. (2018) Balancing electrical and optical losses for efficient Si-perovskite 4-terminal solar cells with solution processed percolation electrodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7ta10945h.en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7488en
dc.identifier.issn2050-7496en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c7ta10945hen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626847-
dc.description.abstractThe unprecedented efficiency upraise of perovskite-based photovoltaics has sparked the interest in semi-transparent devices, particularly for tandem structures. Despite promising reports regarding efficiency and reduced parasitic absorption, many devices still rely on processes from the gas phase, compromising both applicability and cost factors. Here, we report all-solution perovskite solar cells with improved infrared transparency ideally suited as top-cell for efficient multi-junction device configurations. We demonstrate the functionality of Copper (I) thiocyanate as antireflective layer and selective contact between the transparent conductive oxide and the perovskite as key factor. This concept allows us to fabricate an opaque device with steady state efficiency as high as 20.1%. By employing silver nanowires with robust environmental stability as bottom electrode, we demonstrate different regimes of device performance that can be described through a classical percolation model, leading to semi-transparent solar cells with efficiencies of up to 17.1%. In conjunction with the implementation of an infrared-tuned transparent conductive oxide contact deposited on UV-fused silica, we show a full device average transmittance surpassing 84% between 800 and 1100 nm (as opposed to 77% with PEDOT:PSS as selective contact). Finally, we mechanically staked optimized perovskite devices on top of high performing PERL and IBC silicon architectures. The imputed output efficiency of the 4-terminal measured perovskite-silicon solar cell was 26.7% and 25.2% for PERL-perovskite and IBC-perovskite, respectively.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Cluster of Excellence funded this work through “Engineering of Advanced Materials” (EAM). The authors acknowledge financial support from the DFG research-training group GRK 1896 at Erlangen University and from the Joint Project Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen Nürnberg (HI-ERN) under project number DBF01253, respectively. The authors would like to acknowledge the company rent a scientist (RAS) for material support. C.J.B. acknowledges the financial support through the “Aufbruch Bayern” initiative of the state of Bavaria (EnCN and Solar Factory of the Future) and the “Solar Factory of the Future” with the Energy Campus Nürnberg (EnCN). C.O.R.Q would like to acknowledge Dr. Ning Li, Yi Hou, K. Ding, A. Richter, W. Duan and Andrej Classen for their support during the early stages of this project. Similarly C.O.R.Q would like to acknowledge Sara Mashhoun and Helena Waldau for her helpful advice and graphic design, respectively. A.H-B would like to thank C. Yi for his contributions in checking the electrical characteristics of the silicon solar cell. C.O.R.Q would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support from The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). This work was partly supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/TA/C7TA10945H#!divAbstracten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Materials Chemistry Aen
dc.subjectSemi-transparent photovoltaicsen
dc.subjectSilver-nanowire electrodesen
dc.subjectperovskite solar cellsen
dc.subject4-terminal tandemen
dc.titleBalancing electrical and optical losses for efficient Si-perovskite 4-terminal solar cells with solution processed percolation electrodes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Solar Center (KSC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentKaust Solar Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Materials Chemistry Aen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionFriedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (I-MEET), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Erlangen, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM), Department Werkstoffwissenschaften, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Cauerstraße 6, 91058 Erlangen, Germany.en
dc.contributor.institutionThe Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP), School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia.en
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Engineering and CENIDE. University of Duisburg-Essen, Carl-Benz-Straße 199, 47057 Duisburg, Germany.en
dc.contributor.institutionIEK-5 Photovoltaik, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52428 Jülich, Germany.en
dc.contributor.institutionTrina Solar, No.2 Trina Road, Trina PV Industrial Park, Xinbei District, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213031, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionFriedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Erlangen, Germany.en
kaust.authorSalvador, Michaelen
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