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)
17 September, 2020Perovskite/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.
26 August, 2020Introducing 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.
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!