Reliable Performance Comparison of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Rakocevic L, Ernst F, Yimga NT, Vashishtha S, Aernouts T, Heumüller T, Brabec C, Gehlhaar R, Poortmans J
Journal: Solar RRL
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 3
Journal issue: 2
ISSN: 2367-198X


Abstract

Performance comparison of perovskite solar cells with different architectures is nontrivial. J-V sweeps can be unreliable due to stack-dependent output variations affected by sample preconditioning, scan rate, scan direction, and temperature. Maximum power point tracking is regarded as a more reliable performance measurement. In this study, a two-step measuring procedure is proposed for quick and unbiased comparison of perovskite-based solar cells. In the proposed procedure, the transient current density characterization step is used to determine optimal parameters for maximum power point tracking performance characterization. Moreover, factors affecting time limited maximum power point tracking by comparing performance and output of three different maximum power point tracking algorithms applied to devices, from three planar n-i-p perovskite stacks, are analyzed and identified. Numerical simulation is used to model differences and define limitations of the algorithms. As a result, it is shown that measurement delay and voltage step can have a crucial effect on maximum power point tracking output, regardless of the chosen algorithm.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

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


External institutions
Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)


How to cite

APA:
Rakocevic, L., Ernst, F., Yimga, N.T., Vashishtha, S., Aernouts, T., Heumüller, T.,... Poortmans, J. (2019). Reliable Performance Comparison of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking. Solar RRL, 3(2). https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/solr.201800287

MLA:
Rakocevic, Lucija, et al. "Reliable Performance Comparison of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking." Solar RRL 3.2 (2019).

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