: Antireflection and light-trapping coatings are important parts of photovoltaic architectures, which enable the reduction of parasitic optical losses, and therefore increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE). Here, we propose a novel approach to enhance the efficiency of perovskite solar cells using a light-trapping electrode (LTE) with non-reciprocal optical transmission, consisting of a perforated metal film covered with a densely packed array of nanospheres. Our LTE combines charge collection and light trapping, and it can replace classical transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) such as ITO or FTO, providing better optical transmission and conductivity. One of the most promising applications of our original LTE is the optimization of efficient bifacial perovskite solar cells. We demonstrate that with our LTE, the short-circuit current density and fill factor are improved for both front and back illumination of the solar cells. Thus, we observe an 11% improvement in the light absorption for the monofacial PSCs, and a 15% for the bifacial PSCs. The best theoretical results of efficiency for our PSCs are 27.9% (monofacial) and 33.4% (bifacial). Our study opens new prospects for the further efficiency enhancement for perovskite solar cells.

Obraztsova, A.a., Barettin, D., Furasova, A.d., Voroshilov, P.m., Auf der Maur, M., Orsini, A., et al. (2022). Light-Trapping Electrode for the Efficiency Enhancement of Bifacial Perovskite Solar Cells. NANOMATERIALS, 12(18) [10.3390/nano12183210].

Light-Trapping Electrode for the Efficiency Enhancement of Bifacial Perovskite Solar Cells

Auf der Maur, Matthias;Orsini, Andrea;
2022-09-15

Abstract

: Antireflection and light-trapping coatings are important parts of photovoltaic architectures, which enable the reduction of parasitic optical losses, and therefore increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE). Here, we propose a novel approach to enhance the efficiency of perovskite solar cells using a light-trapping electrode (LTE) with non-reciprocal optical transmission, consisting of a perforated metal film covered with a densely packed array of nanospheres. Our LTE combines charge collection and light trapping, and it can replace classical transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) such as ITO or FTO, providing better optical transmission and conductivity. One of the most promising applications of our original LTE is the optimization of efficient bifacial perovskite solar cells. We demonstrate that with our LTE, the short-circuit current density and fill factor are improved for both front and back illumination of the solar cells. Thus, we observe an 11% improvement in the light absorption for the monofacial PSCs, and a 15% for the bifacial PSCs. The best theoretical results of efficiency for our PSCs are 27.9% (monofacial) and 33.4% (bifacial). Our study opens new prospects for the further efficiency enhancement for perovskite solar cells.
15-set-2022
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-INF/01 - ELETTRONICA
English
dielectric nanospheres
light trapping
perovskite solar cells
transparent conducting electrode
Obraztsova, A.a., Barettin, D., Furasova, A.d., Voroshilov, P.m., Auf der Maur, M., Orsini, A., et al. (2022). Light-Trapping Electrode for the Efficiency Enhancement of Bifacial Perovskite Solar Cells. NANOMATERIALS, 12(18) [10.3390/nano12183210].
Obraztsova, Aa; Barettin, D; Furasova, Ad; Voroshilov, Pm; Auf der Maur, M; Orsini, A; Makarov, Sv
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