Optics of Perovskite-based Highly Efficient Tandem Solar Cells

Mohammad I. Hossain, Jahid Anowar, Safayet Ahmed, Ahmed M. Saleque, Md Abdur Rahman, Wayesh Qarony, Dietmar Knipp, Yuen Hong Tsang

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Abstract

The tunable bandgap properties of perovskite materials allow attaining highly efficient tandem solar cells. An optimum bandgap for tandem solar cells can be reached by tuning the composition of halide elements in the perovskite material systems. However, realizing efficient tandem solar cells is complex, which needs a considerable understanding of device geometry and associated materials as compared to the single-junction solar cells. In this study, planar perovskite/perovskite and perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are designed by considering realistic interface morphologies and device geometries, which can exhibit energy conversion efficiencies 30%. Herein, the optics and optimization of solar cells are investigated by finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations in three dimensions. Contact materials used in the nanophotonic design of tandem solar cells were prepared by the atomic layer deposition (ALD) of zinc oxide films. Investigated solar cells are compared in terms of their quantum efficiencies, short-circuit current densities and calculated power densities. A detailed discussion on nanophotonic device designs is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1535-1538
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020
Event2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2020 - Virtual, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 5 Jun 20207 Jun 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2020
Country/TerritoryBangladesh
CityVirtual, Dhaka
Period5/06/207/06/20

Keywords

  • nanophotonic design
  • perovskite
  • solar cells
  • tandem
  • zinc oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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