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Device Performance of Emerging Photovoltaic Materials (Version 1)
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  • Osbel Almora,
  • Derya Baran,
  • Guillermo C Bazan,
  • Carlos I Cabrera,
  • Kylie R Catchpole,
  • Sule Erten-Ela,
  • Fei Guo,
  • Jens Hauch,
  • Anita W Y Ho-Baillie,
  • T Jesper Jacobsson,
  • Rene A J Janssen,
  • Thomas Kirchartz,
  • Nikos Kopidakis,
  • Yongfang Li,
  • Maria A Loi,
  • Richard R Lunt,
  • Xavier Mathew,
  • Michael D Mcgehee,
  • Jie Min,
  • David B Mitzi,
  • Mohammad K Nazeeruddin,
  • Jenny Nelson,
  • Ana F Nogueira,
  • Ulrich W Paetzold,
  • Nam-Gyu Park,
  • Barry P Rand,
  • Uwe Rau,
  • Henry J Snaith,
  • Eva Unger,
  • Lídice Vaillant-Roca,
  • Hin-Lap Yip,
  • Christoph J Brabec
Osbel Almora
Erlangen Graduate School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), 91052 Erlangen, Germany, Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Author Profile
Derya Baran
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE), KAUST Solar Center (KSC), Thuwal 23955, Saudi Arabia
Guillermo C Bazan
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Carlos I Cabrera
Consejo Zacatecano de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, 98090 Zacatecas, México
Kylie R Catchpole
Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra 2601, Australia
Sule Erten-Ela
Ege University, Solar Energy Institute, Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey.
Fei Guo
Institute of New Energy Technology, College of Information Science and Technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
Jens Hauch
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Helmholtz‐Institut Erlangen‐Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Anita W Y Ho-Baillie
School of Physics and The University of Sydney Nano Institute, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
T Jesper Jacobsson
HySPRINT Innovation Lab (Young Investigator Group Hybrid Materials Formation and Scaling), Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Kekuléstrasse 5, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Rene A J Janssen
Molecular Materials and Nanosystems & Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, De Zaale 20, Eindhoven, 5612 AJ, The Netherlands
Thomas Kirchartz
IEK5-Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany, Faculty of Engineering and CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg
Nikos Kopidakis
PV Cell and Module Performance group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 15313 Denver West Parkway, United States
Yongfang Li
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, School of Chemical Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Maria A Loi
Photophysics and OptoElectronics Group, Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Richard R Lunt
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States
Xavier Mathew
Instituto de Energías Renovables, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Temixco, Morelos 62580, Mexico
Michael D Mcgehee
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States
Jie Min
Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold (Zhengzhou University), Ministry of Education, Zhengzhou, 450002 China, The Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, China
David B Mitzi
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science & Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States
Mohammad K Nazeeruddin
Group for Molecular Engineering and Functional Materials, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institut des Sciences et Ingénierie Chimiques, CH-1951 Sion, Switzerland
Jenny Nelson
Grantham Institute—Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London, London, UK; Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London, UK
Ana F Nogueira
Chemistry Institute, University of Campinas, PO Box 6154, 13083-9 70, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ulrich W Paetzold
Light Technology Institute (LTI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131, Karlsruhe, Germany, Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76344, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Nam-Gyu Park
School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
Barry P Rand
Department of Electrical Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, United States
Uwe Rau
IEK5-Photovoltaics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
Henry J Snaith
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
Eva Unger
HySPRINT Innovation Lab (Young Investigator Group Hybrid Materials Formation and Scaling), Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Kekuléstrasse 5, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Lídice Vaillant-Roca
Photovoltaic Research Laboratory, Institute of Materials Science and Technology – Physics Faculty, University of Havana 10 400, Havana, Cuba
Hin-Lap Yip
State Key Laboratory of Luminescent Materials and Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Christoph J Brabec
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Helmholtz‐Institut Erlangen‐Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), 91058 Erlangen, Germany, University of Groningen, 9712 Groningen, The Netherlands, Erlangen Graduate School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), 91052 Erlangen, Germany, Institute of Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany

Abstract

Emerging photovoltaics (PVs), focuses on a variety of applications complementing large scale electricity generation. For instance, organic, dye-sensitized and some perovskite solar cells are considered in building integration, greenhouses, wearable and indoors, thereby motivating research on flexible, transparent, semitransparent, and multi-junction PVs. Nevertheless, it can be very time consuming to find or develop an up-to-date overview over the state-of-the-art performance for these systems and applications. Two important resources for record research cells efficiencies are the National Renewable Energy Laboratory chart and the efficiency tables compiled biannually by Martin Green and colleagues. Both publications provide an effective coverage over the established technologies, bridging research and industry. An alternative approach is proposed here summarizing the best reports in the diverse research subjects for emerging PVs. Best performance parameters are provided as a function of the photovoltaic bandgap energy for each technology and application, and are put into perspective using, e.g., the Shockley-Queisser limit. In all cases, the reported data correspond to published and/or properly described certified results, with enough details provided for prospective data reproduction. Additionally, the stability test energy yield (STEY) is included as an analysis parameter among state-of-the-art emerging PVs.

Peer review status:Published

04 Dec 2020Published in Advanced Energy Materials on pages 2002774. 10.1002/aenm.202002774