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Scaling of next generation solution processed organic and perovskite solar cells / Paul Meredith; Ardalan Armin

Nature Communications, Volume: 9, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Armin, Ardalan

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Abstract

Why, despite considerable R&D efforts and significant translational investment, has the technology of solution processed thin film solar cells not become a commercial reality? The manufacturing cost-to-power conversion efficiency ratio seems persuasive, as do the energy payback and embodied ener...

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Published in: Nature Communications
ISSN: 2041-1723
Published: 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa43761
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Abstract: Why, despite considerable R&D efforts and significant translational investment, has the technology of solution processed thin film solar cells not become a commercial reality? The manufacturing cost-to-power conversion efficiency ratio seems persuasive, as do the energy payback and embodied energy metrics. So what are the impediments preventing effective lab-to-manufacturing translation? As new perovskite-based solution processed semiconductors achieve impressive efficiencies, and organic semiconductors enjoy a resurgence – the ‘translation’ or ‘scaling’ question requires urgent attention. How do we deliver a 15% efficient solution processed photovoltaic module from a 20% lab-cell?
College: College of Science
Issue: 1