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From scalable solution fabrication of perovskite films towards commercialization of solar cells

Abstract

Organic-inorganic halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have achieved amazing progress on the power conversion efficiency (PCE), rocketing from 3.8 to over 23.3%. Owing to the low nucleation and crystallization activation energy (56.6-97.3 kJ.mol-1) of the perovskite, a range of low temperature and large-scale solution fabrication processes have been actively investigated for potential commercialization. Although many excellent research institutes and enterprises have emerged to advancing the commercialization of PSCs, the performance of the devices with large area are still lagging much far behind that of the lab-scale one. The performance of PSCs is predominantly determined by the quality of the perovskite film, which in turn is controlled by the fabrication process. A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the nucleation and growth process during perovskite crystallization is imperative for the further advancement of large-scale manufacturing of high quality perovskite films. This review summarizes recent advances in commercialization of PSCs market, and critically reviews the promising large-scale solution manufacture methods combined with the physical properties and the relevant challenges with the crystallization thermodynamics and kinetics of perovskite. The hurdles and challenges towards commercialization and the possible approaches and solutions are discussed.

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The article was received on 15 Oct 2018, accepted on 30 Nov 2018 and first published on 30 Nov 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8EE03025A
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript
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    From scalable solution fabrication of perovskite films towards commercialization of solar cells

    F. Huang, M. Li, P. Siffalovic, G. Cao and J. Tian, Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8EE03025A

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