Stability issues of the next generation solar cells

A. B. Djurišić, Fangzhou Liu, Alan M.C. Ng, Qi Dong, Man Kwong Wong, Annie Ng, Charles Surya

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Abstract

Polymer, perovskite, and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are promising technologies for next generation low cost photovoltaic cells. Among these, perovskite solar cells are the newest technology and have the highest efficiency, while DSSCs are closest to commercialization with several companies producing the DSSC materials and modules and existing DSSC installations. However, all three types of solar cells share a concern about lifetime and stability. For each type of devices, there are specific concerns and degradation mechanisms, and all of the devices require encapsulation and exhibit varying degrees of sensitivity to moisture, oxygen, elevated temperature and UV illumination depending on the device structure and materials used. We are discussing the stability and lifetime for each type of cells and future outlook of these technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-299
Number of pages19
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Solar cells
solar cells
dyes
Photovoltaic cells
Encapsulation
Perovskite
life (durability)
Polymers
commercialization
Moisture
Lighting
photovoltaic cells
Oxygen
Degradation
moisture
installing
Dye-sensitized solar cells
modules
illumination
degradation

Keywords

  • Degradation
  • Dye-sensitised solar cells
  • Organic solar cells
  • Perovskites
  • Polymers
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Djurišić, A. B., Liu, F., Ng, A. M. C., Dong, Q., Wong, M. K., Ng, A., & Surya, C. (2016). Stability issues of the next generation solar cells. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, 10(4), 281-299. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201600012

Stability issues of the next generation solar cells. / Djurišić, A. B.; Liu, Fangzhou; Ng, Alan M.C.; Dong, Qi; Wong, Man Kwong; Ng, Annie; Surya, Charles.

In: Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 281-299.

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Djurišić, AB, Liu, F, Ng, AMC, Dong, Q, Wong, MK, Ng, A & Surya, C 2016, 'Stability issues of the next generation solar cells', Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 281-299. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssr.201600012
Djurišić, A. B. ; Liu, Fangzhou ; Ng, Alan M.C. ; Dong, Qi ; Wong, Man Kwong ; Ng, Annie ; Surya, Charles. / Stability issues of the next generation solar cells. In: Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters. 2016 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 281-299.
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