Challenges for commercializing perovskite solar cells

Yaoguang Rong, Yue Hu, Anyi Mei, Hairen Tan, Makhsud I. Saidaminov, Sang Il Seok, Michael D. McGehee, Edward H. Sargent, Hongwei Han*

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Abstract

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have witnessed rapidly rising power conversion efficiencies, together with advances in stability and upscaling. Despite these advances, their limited stability and need to prove upscaling remain crucial hurdles on the path to commercialization. We summarize recent advances toward commercially viable PSCs and discuss challenges that remain. We expound the development of standardized protocols to distinguish intrinsic and extrinsic degradation factors in perovskites. We review accelerated aging tests in both cells and modules and discuss the prediction of lifetimes on the basis of degradation kinetics. Mature photovoltaic solutions, which have demonstrated excellent long-term stability in field applications, offer the perovskite community valuable insights into clearing the hurdles to commercialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereaat8235
JournalScience
Volume361
Issue number6408
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2018

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