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Kim, C.M.T., Perera, M.A.N., Katz, M., Martineau, D. and Hashmi, S.G. (2022), Performance Evaluation of Carbon-Based Printed Perovskite Solar Cells under Low-Light Intensity Conditions. Adv. Eng. Mater., 24: 2200747.

Performance evaluation of carbon-based printed perovskite solar cells under low-light intensity conditions

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Author: Kim, Cuc Mai Thi1; Perera, Malalgodage Amila Nilantha2; Katz, Marcos2;
Organizations: 1Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu-Finland, P. O. Box 8000, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland
2Centre for Wireless Communications, Faculty of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu-Finland, P. O. Box 8000, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland
3Solaronix SA, Rue de l’ Ouriette 129, CH-1170 Aubonne, Switzerland
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Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-12-20


The use of photovoltaics (PVs) to harvest energy inside modern building environments has great potential for energizing a wide range of futuristic self-powered electronic devices, Internet of Things (IoT), and sensors using available ambient light. Among the various PV technologies, hole-conductor-free carbon-based printable perovskite solar cells (CPSCs) have attracted significant interest, owing to their impressive PV performance under standard full sunlight conditions, robust stability, and printable fabrication methods. Nevertheless, their ability to harvest indoor light has been rarely explored. Here we report PV performance characterization of these printable CPSCs, and a systematic comparison of their PV performance under commonly available fluorescent (FL) and light-emitting diode (LED)-based lamps at various low lux light intensities that replicate standard indoor environmental conditions. To consolidate the proven stability of these CPSCs, the results of one stability test standardized as ISOS-D-1, which supports the motivation of their possible deployment under mild indoor lighting conditions are presented. The effective functioning of these CPSCs is also demonstrated for energizing an electrical node as evidence of their potential to be used as an alternative light-harvesting solution for the targeted futuristic IoT-based ecosystem. These results greatly support the goal of developing all printed and sustainable IoT devices with robust performance stability.

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Series: Advanced engineering materials
ISSN: 1438-1656
ISSN-E: 1527-2648
ISSN-L: 1438-1656
Volume: 24
Issue: 10
Article number: 2200747
DOI: 10.1002/adem.202200747
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
216 Materials engineering
Funding: This work was financed by the CAPRINT project (Decision #2430354811). Cuc Mai Thi Kim and Syed Ghufran Hashmi are grateful to the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and to the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation for financing the doctoral research work and awarding the project funding respectively. The work has also been supported by the Academy of Finland, 6G Flagship program under Grant #346208.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 346208
Detailed Information: 346208 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2022 The Authors. Advanced Engineering Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.