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New-Generation Integrated Devices based on Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells


The sharp increase of research passion in the new-generation solar cells in recent years has resulted in a new trend in combining multiple types of energy device in a single device. In view of the enhanced and/or diversified function of integrated devices, as compared with conventional devices with limited performance or sole applicability, many integrated power packs have been widely developed through combining different devices, such as silicon solar cell (SSC), Cu(In,Ga)(Sn,Se)2 (CIGS), organic solar cell (OSC), dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), perovskite solar cell (PSC), lithium-ion battery (LIB), nanogenerator (NG), supercapacitor (SC), photoelectrosynthetic cell (PESC), and electrolysis cell (ELC), into one unit. In this Review, with a particular emphasis on their recent advances, we cover the integrated solar cell device research in a broad sense and provide an overview of state-of-art progress on the integrated solar cell devices based on DSSC and PSC, such as DSSC/LIB, DSSC/SC, DSSC/NG, DSSC/LIB/NG, PSC/OSC, PSC/CIGS, PSC/PSC, PSC/SSC, SSC/SC, PSC/SC, OSC/SC, DSSC/PESC, PSC/PESC, and PSC/ELC, for energy harvesting and storage that are significantly important for self-powering systems and portable/wearable personal electronics. Finally, the challenges and future outlooks in this promising photovoltaic (PV) field are featured on the basis of current development.

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The article was received on 05 Nov 2017, accepted on 03 Jan 2018 and first published on 03 Jan 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03165C
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    New-Generation Integrated Devices based on Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells

    S. Yun, Y. Qin, A. R. Uhl, N. Vlachopoulos, M. Yin, D. D. Li, X. Han and A. Hagfeldt, Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03165C

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