Status Report on Emerging Photovoltaics: Article No. 042301

Annick Anctil, Meghan Beattie, Christopher Case, Aditya Chaudhary, Benjamin Chrysler, Michael Debije, Stephanie Essig, David Ferry, Vivian Ferry, Marina Freitag, Isaac Gould, Karin Hinzer, Harald Hoppe, Olle Inganas, Lethy Jagadamma, Min Hun Jee, Raymond Kostuk, Daniel Kirk, Stephan Kube, Minyoung LimJoseph Luther, Lorelle Mansfield, Michael McGehee, Minh Duong Nguyen, Preeti Nain, Matthew Reese, Angele Reinders, Ifor Samuel, Wilfried van Sark, Hele Savin, Ian Sellers, Sean Shaheen, Zheng Tang, Fatima Toor, Ville Vahanissi, Ella Wassweiler, Emily Warren, Vincent Whiteside, Han Young Woo, Gang Xiong, Xitong Zhu

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This report provides a snapshot of emerging photovoltaic (PV) technologies. It consists of concise contributions from experts in a wide range of fields including silicon, thin film, III-V, perovskite, organic, and dye-sensitized PVs. Strategies for exceeding the detailed balance limit and for light managing are presented, followed by a section detailing key applications and commercialization pathways. A section on sustainability then discusses the need for minimization of the environmental footprint in PV manufacturing and recycling. The report concludes with a perspective based on broad survey questions presented to the contributing authors regarding the needs and future evolution of PV.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages51
JournalJournal of Photonics for Energy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-85315


  • 4-terminal
  • 4T
  • current matching
  • III-V
  • photovoltaic
  • PV
  • Si
  • tandem solar cell


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