Device Performance of Emerging Photovoltaic Materials (Version 2)

Osbel Almora, Derya Baran, Guillermo C. Bazan, Christian Berger, Carlos I. Cabrera, Kylie R. Catchpole, Sule Erten-Ela, Fei Guo, Jens Hauch, Anita W.Y. Ho-Baillie, T. Jesper Jacobsson, Rene A.J. Janssen, Thomas Kirchartz, Nikos Kopidakis, Yongfang Li, Maria A. Loi, Richard R. Lunt, Xavier Mathew, Michael D. McGehee, Jie MinDavid B. Mitzi, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Jenny Nelson, Ana F. Nogueira, Ulrich W. Paetzold, Nam Gyu Park, Barry P. Rand, Uwe Rau, Henry J. Snaith, Eva Unger, Lídice Vaillant-Roca, Hin Lap Yip, Christoph J. Brabec

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Following the 1st release of the “Emerging photovoltaic (PV) reports”, the best achievements in the performance of emerging photovoltaic devices in diverse emerging photovoltaic research subjects are summarized, as reported in peer-reviewed articles in academic journals since August 2020. Updated graphs, tables, and analyses are provided with several performance parameters, e.g., power conversion efficiency, open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current density, fill factor, light utilization efficiency, and stability test energy yield. These parameters are presented as a function of the photovoltaic bandgap energy and the average visible transmittance for each technology and application and are put into perspective using, e.g., the detailed balance efficiency limit. The 2nd instalment of the “Emerging PV reports” extends the scope toward tandem solar cells and presents the current state-of-the-art in tandem solar cell performance for various material combinations.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number2102526
Number of pages41
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Issue number48
StatePublished - 2021

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© 2021 The Authors. Advanced Energy Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-81612


  • bandgap energy
  • emerging photovoltaics
  • flexible photovoltaics
  • photovoltaic device operational stability
  • tandem solar cells
  • transparent and semitransparent solar cells


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