As one of the top ten science breakthroughs of 2013, perovskite solar cells have shown potential both in the rapid efficiency improvement (from 2.2% in 2006 to the latest record 20.1% in 2014) and in cheap material and manufacturing costs. Perovskite solar cells have attracted tremendous attention from the likes of DSSC and OPVs with greater potential. Many companies and research institutes that focused on DSSCs and OPVs now transfer attention to perovskites with few research institutes remaining exclusively committed to OPVs and DSSCs.
High and rapidly improved efficiencies, as well as low potential material & processing costs are not the only advantages of perovskite solar cells. Flexibility, semi-transparency, tailored form factors, thin-film, light-weight are other value propositions of perovskite solar cells.
With so many improvements, perovskite solar cell technology is still in the early stages of commercialization compared with other mature solar technologies as there are a number of concerns remaining such as stability, toxicity of lead in the most popular perovskite materials, scaling-up, etc. Crystalline silicon PV modules have fallen from $76.67/W in 1977 to $0.4-0.5/W with fair efficiency in early 2015.
- Alta Device
- CraynNano AS
- Crystalsol GmbH
- Fraunhofer ISE
- G24 Power
- Microquanta Semiconductor
- National Research Council Canada
- New Energy Technologies
- Oxford Photovoltaics
Key Topics Covered:
1. Overview of Perovskite PVS
2. Efforts Towards Commercialization
3. Cost Analysis
4. Commercial Opportunities and Market Forecast
5. Technology Benchmarking of Different PV Technologies
6. Architecture and Fabrication
7. Material Options
8. Company Profiles
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