The review which is published in Nanophotonics focuses on light-trapping schemes for efficient photon recycling in perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
This study, which was recently published in Joule, reports a concurrent cationic and anionic perovskite defect passivation strategy using the phenformin hydrochloride molecule boosting the performance of monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells.
An analytical solution of photoluminescence reabsorption (PLr) is used to determine the intrinsic radiative carrier recombination rate of metal-halide perovskite films. Simulation of its impact on the quasi-Fermi-level splitting (QFSL) reveals it is detrimental at high but advantageous at low nonradiative recombination rates. Importantly, neglecting PLr results in overestimation of the effective nonradiative recombination rate in perovskite solar cells.
In this publication, which took place in Nature Energy, we investigate the influence of scattered and reflected light from the ground (albedo) on the performance of the bifacial tandems with different perovskite bandgaps.
This study, which came out in Joule, reveals that once the PCE approaches a practical upper limit, work on the control and mitigation of the module temperature can be equally or even more significant than costly marginal gains in PCE.
Our perspective on the Electrode Metallization for industrial scale Perovskite/Silicon Tandems is published now in Progress in Photovoltaics. The focus of the study reveals the challenges and opportunities of scaled metallization in terms of grid design to mitigate the power losses, adopting state-of-the-art screen-printed metallization as well as cost-effective alternate metallization routes and their viability for industrial applications.
Perovskite solar cells are an emerging photovoltaic technology that is gathering huge attention in the solar community for its power conversion efficiency. Recently, the coupling between the perovskite and the silicon technologies in the tandem configuration boosted even further this power conversion efficiency, reaching record values for terrestrial applications. However, several degradation mechanisms in the perovskite are negatively affecting the stability of this technology, questioning if successful commercialization is possible. At KPVLAB we are pioneering the outdoor testing of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells to investigate, understand, and improve their stability.