Prospects for Metal Halide Perovskite-Based Tandem Solar Cells

Kai Zhu, Rui Wang, Tianyi Huang, Jingjing Xue, Jinhui Tong, Yang Yang

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Over the past decade, metal halide perovskite photovoltaics have been a major focus of research, with single-junction perovskite solar cells evolving from an initial power conversion efficiency of 3.8% to reach 25.5%. The broad bandgap tunability of perovskites makes them versatile candidates as the subcell in a tandem photovoltaics architecture. Stacking photovoltaic absorbers with cascaded bandgaps in a multi-junction device can potentially overcome the Shockley–Queisser efficiency limit of 33.7% for single-junction solar cells. There is now intense activity in developing tandem solar cells that pair perovskite with either itself or with a variety of mature photovoltaic technologies such as silicon and Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS). In this review, we survey recent advances in the field and discuss its outlook.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)411-425
Number of pages15
JournalNature Photonics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2021

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  • metal halide perovskite
  • perovskite solar cells
  • tandem


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