Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24237
Title: Scalable perovskite/CIGS thin-film solar module with power conversion efficiency of 17.8%
Authors: Paetzold, U. W.
Jaysankar, M.
Gehlhaar, R.
Ahlswede, E.
Paetel, S.
Qiu, Weisheng
Bastos, J.
Rakocevic, L.
Richards, B. S.
AERNOUTS, Tom 
Powalla, M.
POORTMANS, Jef 
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Source: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 5(20), p. 9897-9906
Abstract: All-thin film perovskite/CIGS multijunction solar modules, combining a semi-transparent perovskite top solar module stacked on a CIGS bottom solar module, are a promising route to surpass the efficiency limits of single-junction thin-film solar modules. In this work, we present a scalable thin-film perovskite/CIGS photovoltaic module with an area of 3.76 cm(2) and a power conversion efficiency of 17.8%. Our prototype outperforms both the record single-junction perovskite solar module of the same area as well as the reference CIGS solar module. The presented perovskite/CIGS thin-film multijunction solar module makes use of the "4-terminal architecture", which stacks the perovskite solar module in superstrate configuration on top of the CIGS solar module in substrate configuration. Both submodules apply a scalable interconnection scheme that can accommodate scale-up towards square meter scale thin-film multijunction solar modules. In order to identify the future potential of the presented stacked perovskite/CIGS thin-film solar module, we quantify the various losses in the presented prototype and identify the key challenges of this technology towards very high power conversion efficiencies.
Notes: [Paetzold, U. W.; Jaysankar, M.; Gehlhaar, R.; Qiu, W.; Bastos, J.; Rakocevic, L.; Aernouts, T.; Poortmans, J.] Imec Partner Solliance, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. [Paetzold, U. W.; Richards, B. S.] Karlsruhe Inst Technol, Inst Microstruct Technol, D-76344 Eggenstein Leopoldshafen, Germany. [Ahlswede, E.; Paetel, S.; Richards, B. S.; Powalla, M.] Zentrum Sonnenenergie & Wasserstoff Forsch Baden, Ind Str 6, D-70565 Stuttgart, Germany. [Paetzold, U. W.; Powalla, M.] Karlsruhe Inst Technol, Light Technol Inst, Engesserstr 13, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany. [Jaysankar, M.; Bastos, J.; Rakocevic, L.; Poortmans, J.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, ESAT Electa, Kardinaal Mercierlaan, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. [Qiu, W.] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Mat Engn MTM, Kasteelpk Arenberg 44, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. [Poortmans, J.] Hasselt Univ, Wetenschapspk 1, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24237
ISSN: 2050-7488
e-ISSN: 2050-7496
DOI: 10.1039/c7ta01651d
ISI #: 000401930100050
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2018
Appears in Collections:Research publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
c7ta01651d.pdf
  Restricted Access
Published version1.01 MBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

27
checked on Sep 2, 2020

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

37
checked on Dec 2, 2022

Page view(s)

48
checked on Jul 14, 2022

Download(s)

40
checked on Jul 14, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.