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Lightweight and Flexible All-Perovskite Triple-junction Solar Cells

Project description

The making of flexible and more efficient solar cells

The commercialisation of solar cells hinges on power conversion efficiency and cost. Over 90 % of the world’s solar industry consists of single-junction crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. However, c-Si solar cells have some restrictions due to their non-mechanically flexible nature and their single-junction limit of efficiency. Lead-halide perovskites emerge as solutions for multi-junction solar cells because they are low-cost, efficient and bandgap tuneable. Moreover, the properties of perovskites allow additional applications in portable electronic instruments, vehicles, aircraft and drones as well as in wearable textiles. The EU-funded PeTSoC project aims at the development of a highly efficient lightweight and flexible all-perovskite triple-junction solar cell. The project is based on two different fields of photovoltaic research focussing on weight and flexibility, with high efficiency achieved by multi-junction technology.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 212 933,76