KAUST Photovoltaics Laboratory
The KPV-LAB brings international researchers together to develop high-efficiency solar cells
Welcome to the KAUST Photovoltaics-Laboratory (KPV-LAB) webpage
The KPV-LAB is led by Stefaan De Wolf of the Material Science & Engineering Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
At KPV-LAB, we are dedicated to developing a realistic high-efficiency photovoltaic solution for sunny and hot climates. Our research efforts are focused on "Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells", "Perovskite Solar Cells", and "Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells".
The KPV-LAB has strong collaborations with respected academic researchers and industrial partners.
Novel Transparent Conductive Oxide Electrodes
ITO, IZO, IZrO, H: In2O3, AZO are some of the successful materials have been developed at KPV-LAB
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
The KPV-LAB develops novel perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells aiming >30% power conversion efficiency
Novel Carrier Selective Contacts by ALD
High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells
KPV-LAB focuses on developing large-area compatible fabrication methods for high-performance perovskite solar cells
Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
One of the main research activities of KPV-LAB is focused on the development of high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells (SHJ)
25 May, 2020Molecular doping for hole selective materials - a recent publication by Jiang Liu
A recent study by Dr. Jiang Liu came out in the recent issue of ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces report molecular doping of hole transport materials which improves the performance and stability of the perovskite solar cell. To read more check out the publication!
30 April, 2020KPV-LAB's publications are among the top downloaded studies
KPV-LAB's publications draw huge attention in the perovskite community and they are listed among the top 10% of most downloaded papers in Advanced Materials and Advanced Electronic Materials.
15 April, 2020Technology Review – by Erkan Aydin
Emerging perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are showing better performances on textured silicon bottom cells. On these devices, conformal coated sputtered nickel oxide hole transport layers promise highly-efficient tandems. To learn more, read the recent technology review by Dr. Erkan Aydin from KPV-LAB.