Fully functional semi-transparent perovskite solar cell fabricated in ambient air

Stav Rahmany, Michael Layani, Shlomo Magdassi, Lioz Etgar*

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Organic-inorganic halide perovskite has excellent properties to function as light harvesters in solar cells due to the possibility to tune its optical properties and to use it as thin film absorber, at a few hundred-nanometer thicknesses. Herein, we demonstrate the fabrication of perovskite solar cells with controlled transparency, by the mesh assisted deposition process. Sequential fabrication of perovskite was performed in air, wherein a PbI2 grid was formed in the first step, and in the second step, the grid reacted selectively with methylammoniumiodide, resulting in a perovskite grid pattern. The best cells were obtained with a photoanode composed of mesoporous TiO2 with Al2O3 nanoparticles. The resulting semi-transparent perovskite solar cells, including a semi-transparent contact composed of MoO3/Au/MoO3 yielded a power conversion efficiency of 5.5% with an average transparency of 26% and efficiency of 8% for cells fabricated with a gold contact.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2120-2127
Number of pages8
JournalSustainable Energy and Fuels
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2017

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