KAUST Photovoltaics Laboratory

The KPV-LAB brings international researchers together to develop high-efficiency solar cells

Research at KPV-LAB


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.




The KPV-LAB attracts qualified researchers from different countries across the world. To be part of our multinational team, check out our vacancies​.



Latest News

17 September, 2020

Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells step into the real world

We performed outdoor field testing of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells in a sunny climate and found that the ideal bandgap of the perovskite absorber in the perovskite/silicon tandems should be lower than previously predicted values, which is good news to fabricate phase-stable perovskites.

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26 August, 2020

Introducing slot-die coated perovskite/silicon tandems

Dr. Subbiah's recent study in ACS Energy Letters demonstrates the promise of slot-die coating for scale-up of perovskite solar cells in both single and multi-junction applications.

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25 May, 2020

Molecular 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!

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