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The rapid evolution of highly efficient perovskite solar cells

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Abstract

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted much attention because of their rapid rise to 22% efficiencies. Here, we review the rapid evolution of PSCs as they enter a new phase that could revolutionize the photovoltaic industry. In particular, we describe the properties that make perovskites so remarkable, and the current understanding of the PSC device physics, including the operation of state-of-the-art solar cells with efficiencies above 20%. The extraordinary progress of long-term stability is discussed and we provide an outlook on what the future of PSCs might soon bring the photovoltaic community. Some challenges remain in terms of reducing non-radiative recombination and increasing conductivity of the different device layers, and these will be discussed in depth in this review.

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Submitted
21 Nov 2016
Accepted
30 Jan 2017
First published
09 Feb 2017

Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 710-727
Article type
Review Article

The rapid evolution of highly efficient perovskite solar cells

J. Correa-Baena, A. Abate, M. Saliba, W. Tress, T. Jesper Jacobsson, M. Grätzel and A. Hagfeldt, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 710
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03397K

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