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 and is affiliated to the KAUST Solar Center 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", "Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells", and "Perovskite/Perovskite 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​.





26 March, 2024

A tandem approach for better solar cells

Combining traditional silicon with perovskite materials offers higher efficiency solar cells, but further innovation is needed to make them commercially viable.

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08 December, 2023

Efficient coupling adds an extra level to photovoltaics

The efficiency of tandem solar cells is boosted with improved optical design and a careful selection of the material that connects them together.

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13 April, 2023

Our 33.2%-efficient perovskite/silicon tandem cells breaks world the record

We are glad to announce that our team recently certified 33.2% power conversion efficiency for perovskite silicon tandem solar cells.

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04 April, 2023

KPV-Lab's traditional iftar dinner

The KPV-Lab team recently held their traditional iftar dinner.

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02 March, 2023

Sofiia Kosar Joins our team as Postdoctoral Researcher

Sofiia Kosar, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, has joined KPV-LAB as a postdoctoral researcher.

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27 February, 2023

KPV-Lab showcased in-house developed solar cells at KAUST's KROW event

KPV-Lab researcher showcased in-house developed high-efficiency solar cells at KROW.

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