Shunt mitigation toward efficient large-area perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells

Guang Yang, Zhengshan J. Yu, Mengru Wang, Zhifang Shi, Zhenyi Ni, Haoyang Jiao, Chengbin Fei, Allen Wood, Abdulwahab Alasfour, Bo Chen, Zachary C. Holman, Jinsong Huang

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Abstract

The efficiency of small-area perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells is already above 30%; however, there are few studies about large-area tandem cells. One main challenge for the upscaling of perovskite-silicon tandems is the non-uniformity of perovskites across large areas of tandem cells that can cause shunting, which becomes more serious when large-area tandems are fabricated via a solution process. Here, we demonstrate the fabrication of efficient large-area tandems on industry-compatible Czochralski-grown and chemically etched rough silicon wafers using a blading process. We employed a lithium fluoride (LiF) interlayer to significantly mitigate the shunting issue for large-area tandems when it is deposited on the hole transport layer side. The LiF interlayer decreases local current drains and improves interfacial contact at the buried perovskite interface. As a result, a stabilized power conversion efficiency of 25.1% is achieved for tandem devices with a large aperture area of 24 cm2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101628
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages14
JournalCell Reports Physical Science
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Energy
  • General Physics and Astronomy

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