Record high performance of perovskite/crystalline silicon four-terminal tandem solar cells

Zhiwei Ren, Jixiang Zhou, Annie Ng, Qian Shen, Hui Shen, Charles Surya

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Perovskite and crystalline silicon (c-Si) with complementary absorption spectra are connected in a 4-terminal-tandem configuration for efficient utilization of the photons from the complete solar spectrum. A highly transparent electrode with low resistivity is developed by the deposition of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3)/Gold (Au)/ molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) multilayer. The thickness of constituent layer of the electrode is carefully controlled to achieve the highest light transmissivity to enhance the absorption of the bottom cell. Perovskite films with low density of bandgap states are obtained by oxygen post-deposition treatment. A record power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 23.6% for tandem device is achieved comparing to 18.1% and 19.1% of transparent perovskite solar cell and c-Si solar cell operated individually.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056057
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Event44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017


Conference44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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