Recent advances in semi-transparent polymer and perovskite solar cells for power generating window applications

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Xue Q, Xia R, Brabec C, Yip HL
Journal: Energy and Environmental Science
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 11
Journal issue: 7
Pages range: 1688-1709
ISSN: 1754-5692
Language: English


Abstract

Semi-transparent photovoltaic (ST-PV) technologies can be applied to replace facades and roofs in conventional buildings and coatings on vehicles to produce energy from sunlight. Current ST-PV technology is Si-based, but although Si achieves adequate efficiencies, it compromises on aesthetic appeal; its color is intrinsically difficult to tune. However, this presents an opportunity for semi-transparent polymer and perovskite-based PVs, the optical properties of which can be modulated easily by tuning their material compositions. In this review article, we summarize recent progress made in the material selection, optical engineering and device architecture design for high-performance, semi-transparent polymer and perovskite solar cells and discuss challenges for the commercialization of these semi-transparent solar cells for power-generating applications in windows.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


External institutions with authors

South China University of Technology (SCUT) / 华南理工大学


Research Fields

Neue Materialien und Prozesse
Research focus area of a faculty: Technische Fakultät


How to cite

APA:
Xue, Q., Xia, R., Brabec, C., & Yip, H.-L. (2018). Recent advances in semi-transparent polymer and perovskite solar cells for power generating window applications. Energy and Environmental Science, 11(7), 1688-1709. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee00154e

MLA:
Xue, Qifan, et al. "Recent advances in semi-transparent polymer and perovskite solar cells for power generating window applications." Energy and Environmental Science 11.7 (2018): 1688-1709.

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