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Perovskite Photovoltaics: From Laboratory to Industry

  • D. ForgacsEmail author
  • K. Wojciechowski
  • O. Malinkiewicz
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 140)

Abstract

The following pages of this book will discuss the current state-of-the-art of ‘perovskite’ photovoltaic technology, that has been awe-inspiring in the last decade. Since the first edition of HELC-PV, perovskite solar cells appeared and have been the dominating research topic in photovoltaics, attracting tremendous scientific and public interest. The technology advanced rapidly, and now in 2018, there are already several companies existing with the aim of bringing this technology to the market. As such, it has been a pleasure and an honour for Saule Technologies to be approached by the editors to review the advancement of this swiftly developing field. While the fabrication of P1 R10 high record efficiencies with record high efficiencies has been achieved already, there are still open questions regarding fundamental physical and chemical processes taking place in such a device. There are a vast number of publications available that scrutinize the accumulated knowledge and observations regarding this unique class of materials. As such, it is a challenging—yet rewarding task to write a chapter that gives an objective perspective on the topic. Our aim was to create something that provides the readers with a valuable overview that will stay relevant even when the current state-of-the art will be outdated. We intended to describe the basic principles that guide the characteristics of perovskites, and then connect them with their function in solar cells and the related scientific discoveries. We hope that this chapter will provide the reader with a basic framework of knowledge that can be referred to when reading future works dealing with perovskites. We hope that you will find this work helpful, and in case you do so—please do not hesitate to recommend it to your colleagues, friends and acquaintances.

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