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Device Performance of Emerging Photovoltaic Materials (Version 2)    
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  • Osbel Almora,
  • Derya Baran,
  • Guillermo C. Bazan,
  • Christian Berger,
  • 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
Institute of Advanced Materials, Universitat Jaume I, 12006 Castelló, Spain
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
Christian Berger
TREVISTO AG, 90489 Nuremberg, Germany
Author Profile
Carlos I. Cabrera
Unidad Académica de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Luz y la Materia, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Zacatecas, 98160, Mexico
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
Nikos Kopidakis
PV Cell and Module Performance group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 15313 Denver West Parkway, United States
Author Profile
Yongfang Li
School of Chemical Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Maria A. Loi
Photophysics and OptoElectronics Group, Zernike Institute for 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, México
Michael D. McGehee
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States; National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401, United States
Jie Min
The Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, China; Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold (Zhengzhou University), Ministry of Education, Zhengzhou, 450002 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
Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BZ, UK
Ana F. Nogueira
Chemistry Institute, University of Campinas, PO Box 6154, 13083-9 70, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Ulrich W. Paetzold
Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76344, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany; Light Technology Institute (LTI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131, Karlsruhe, 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


Following the 1st release of the “Emerging PV reports” , the best achievements in the performance of emerging photovoltaic devices in diverse emerging photovoltaic research subjects are summarized, as reported in peer-reviewed articles in academic journals since August 2020. Updated graphs, tables and analyses are provided with several performance parameters, e.g. power conversion efficiency, open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current density, fill factor, light utilization efficiency, and stability test energy yield. These parameters are presented as a function of the photovoltaic bandgap energy and the average visible transmittance for each technology and application, and are put into perspective using, e.g., the detailed balance efficiency limit. The 2nd instalment of the“Emerging PV reports” extends the scope towards tandem solar cells and presents the current state of the art in tandem solar cell performance for various material combinations.