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Title: Four-Terminal Perovskite/Silicon Multijunction Solar Modules
Authors: Jaysankar, Manoj
Qiu, Weiming
van Eerden, Maarten
Aernouts, Tom
Gehlhaar, Robert
Debucquoy, Maarten
Paetzold, Ulrich W.
Poortmans, Jef
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Citation: ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, 7(15), p. 1-8 (Art N° 1602807)
Abstract: Multijunction solar cells employing perovskite and crystalline-silicon (c-Si) light absorbers bear the exciting potential to surpass the efficiency limit of market-leading single-junction c-Si solar cells. However, scaling up this technology and maintaining high efficiency over large areas are challenging as evidenced by the small-area perovskite/c-Si multijunction solar cells reported so far. In this work, a scalable four-terminal multijunction solar module design employing a 4 cm(2) semitransparent methylammonium lead triiodide perovskite solar module stacked on top of an interdigitated back contact c-Si solar cell of identical area is demonstrated. With a combination of optimized transparent electrodes and efficient module design, the perovskite/c-Si multijunction solar modules exhibit power conversion efficiencies of 22.6% on 0.13 cm(2) and 20.2% on 4 cm(2) aperture area. Furthermore, a detailed optoelectronic loss analysis along with strategies to enhance the performance is discussed.
Notes: [Jaysankar, Manoj; Qiu, Weiming; Aernouts, Tom; Gehlhaar, Robert; Debucquoy, Maarten; Paetzold, Ulrich W.; Poortmans, Jef] IMEC Partner Solliance, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Jaysankar, Manoj; Poortmans, Jef] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Elect Engn, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. [Qiu, Weiming] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Mat Engn, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. [van Eerden, Maarten] Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Dept Appl Mat Sci, NL-6525 Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Paetzold, Ulrich W.] Karlsruhe Inst Technol, Inst Microstruct Technol, D-76344 Karlsruhe, Germany. [Poortmans, Jef] Univ Hasselt, Dept Mat Engn, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24396
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602807
ISI #: 000407275300012
ISSN: 1614-6832
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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