Development of efficient and stable perovskite-silicon tandem solar modules

Research areas

Description

Perovskite solar cells have emerged to become a potential game-changer in the photovoltaic community. Combining perovskite top cells and silicon bottom cells in a tandem structure have been proven to be a very promising future direction. At ANU, we have achieved over 26% efficiency for perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell in 2017, one of the highest efficiencies reported to date. The next steps are to further enhance the cell efficiency up to 30%, scale up the device to module sizes and improve the stability of the system.

A well-established perovskite fabrication facility is available at ANU together with advanced characterization techniques. In addition, ANU hosts a world-class silicon solar cell laboratory for the supply of bottom silicon cells.

This project will be mainly experimental and might require some optical/electronic modelling work. The project will be supervised by Prof. Kylie Catchpole and Dr. The Duong at ANU. A related project can be found at https://arena.gov.au/projects/monolithic-perovskite-silicon-tandem-cells/

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on the development of high efficiency large area perovskite solar modules
  • Examine different encapsulation techniques for perovskite-silicon tandems
  • Investigate the stability of perovskite-silicon tandem systems
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports
  • Participate in international conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project

Requirements

  • Outstanding degree in electronic engineering, material engineering, physics or a related field of study
  • Independent, structured working method, and ability to think analytically
  • High level communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with peers and superiors
  • Knowledge of photovoltaics or solid-state physics is helpful

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