An interlaboratory study on the stability of all‐printable hole transport material–free perovskite solar cells

De Rossi, F. et al. (2020) An interlaboratory study on the stability of all‐printable hole transport material–free perovskite solar cells. Energy Technology, 8(12), 2000134. (doi: 10.1002/ente.202000134)

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Comparisons between different laboratories on long‐term stability analyses of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) is still lacking in the literature. This work presents the results of an interlaboratory study conducted between five laboratories from four countries. Carbon‐based PSCs are prepared by screen printing, encapsulated, and sent to different laboratories across Europe to assess their stability by the application of three ISOS aging protocols: (a) in the dark (ISOS‐D), (b) under simulated sunlight (ISOS‐L), and (c) outdoors (ISOS‐O). Over 1000 h stability is reported for devices in the dark, both at room temperature and at 65 °C. Under continuous illumination at open circuit, cells survive only for few hours, although they recover after being stored in the dark. Better stability is observed for cells biased at maximum power point under illumination. Finally, devices operate in outdoors for 30 days, with minor degradation, in two different locations (Barcelona, Spain and Paola, Malta). The findings demonstrate that open‐circuit conditions are too severe for stability assessment and that the diurnal variation of the photovoltaic parameters reveals performance to be strongly limited by the fill factor, in the central hours of the day, due to the high series resistance of the carbon electrode.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kettle, Professor Jeff
Authors: De Rossi, F., Barbé, J., Tanenbaum, D. M., Cinà, L., Castriotta, L. A., Stoichkov, V., Wei, Z., Tsoi, W. C., Kettle, J., Sadula, A., Chircop, J., Azzopardi, B., Xie, H., Di Carlo, A., Lira-Cantú, M., Katz, E. A., Watson, T. M., and Brunetti, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Energy Technology
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag
ISSN (Online):2194-4296
Published Online:12 May 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energy Technology 8(12):2000134
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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