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Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2022, 6, 2879,

Recent developments in perovskite-based precursor inks for scalable architectures of perovskite solar cell technology

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Author: Berger, Ethan1; Bagheri, Mohammad1; Asgari, Somayyeh2;
Organizations: 1Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, P. O. Box 4500, Finland
2Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
4Institute of Photoelectronic Thin Film Devices and Technology, Solar Energy Research Center, Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic Thin Film Devices and Technology of Tianjin, Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center of Thin Film Photoelectronic Technology, Renewable Energy Conversion and Storage Center, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
5Laboratory of Nanotechnology and Solar Energy, Chemistry Institute, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, P. O. Box 6154, 13083-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
6SPECIFIC, College of Engineering, Baglan Bay Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University, Baglan SA12 & AX, UK
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-17


The progressive enhancements in solar-to-electrical conversion within the past decade have allowed organic–inorganic lead halide perovskite-based solar cell (PSC) technology to become a competitive candidate for creating affordable and sustainable electricity. This review highlights the developments in fabricating advanced precursor inks of organic–inorganic lead halide perovskite-based light harvesters for large-area perovskite solar cell technology. One of the key characteristics of this promising photovoltaic technology includes solution processing, which offers possibilities to scale up lab-sized solar cell devices into large-area perovskite solar modules comprising unique device architectures. These have been realized in recent years for their deployment in various applications such as building-integrated photovoltaics or internet of things (IoT) devices. In this regard, the presented overview highlights the recent trends that have emerged in the research and development of novel perovskite precursor ink formulations, and it also discusses their contribution toward demonstrating efficient, scalable, and durable PSC technology to create electricity and energize futuristic applications. Various reports were included aiming to showcase the robust photovoltaic performance of large-area perovskite solar modules in a variety of device configurations, hence providing a brief overview of the role of state-of-the-art scalable precursor ink development in transforming unstable lab-sized solar cells into robust, low-cost perovskite solar cell technology that can be scaled up to cover much larger areas.

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Series: Sustainable energy & fuels
ISSN: 2398-4902
ISSN-E: 2398-4902
ISSN-L: 2398-4902
Volume: 6
Issue: 12
Pages: 2879 - 2900
DOI: 10.1039/d2se00162d
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: The course funding (Perovskite based Photovoltaics) from UniOGS is acknowledged. Syed Ghufran Hashmi is grateful to the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Technology Industries of Finland for CAPRINT project funding (Decision# 2430354811). Mikko Kokkonen is grateful to the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927). Jingshan Luo acknowledges the funding support from the 111 Project (grant no. B16027). Ana Flavia Nogueira gratefully acknowledges support from FAPESP (SAo Paulo Research Foundation, Grant Number 2017/11986-5), Shell and the strategic importance of the support given by ANP (Brazil's National Oil. Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency) through the R&D levy regulation. Thank you to EPSRC for funding the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre and ATIP Programme Grant (EP/N020863/1, EP/T028513/1).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2022. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.