Promising perovskite solar cells get a boost in efficiency and longevity
Perovskites are the wonder children of solar cell materials. Within a little more than a decade, perovskite solar cell efficiencies have improved more than tenfold, breaking records and paving the way for the widespread uptake of cost-effective and highly efficient renewable solar energy to electricity conversion methods. Among the few remaining challenges are further optimising charge-carrier dynamics and increasing long-term stability, without which cost and performance targets cannot be met. The EU-funded HES-PSC-FCTL project is developing a novel concept to achieve these aims based on functionalised charge transport layers and graphene.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologymaterials engineeringcrystals
- engineering and technologynanotechnologynano-materialstwo-dimensional nanostructuresgraphene
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesinternettransport layer
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energysolar energyphotovoltaic