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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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