PP2 Organic and Earth-Abundant Inorganic Thin-Film Cells

Program Package 2 involves collaborative research into a range of organic and inorganic thin-film solar cell technologies with the overall goal of demonstrating efficiency above 16% (raised from 15% in late 2015) during the program for cells of above 1cm2 area and of demonstrating the feasibility of costs below the SunShot targets. In late 2015 ACAP undertook to expand its thin film activities into a stronger focus on perovskites, an exciting "new" photovoltaic material.

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Overview: Concepts envisaged or developed originally for conventional semiconductor photovoltaics can be applied to perovskite, organic photovoltaic (OPV) and dye sensitised solar cell (DSC) devices to boost
Chief Investigators: Yi-Bing Cheng
Overview: This project aims to develop flexible perovskite solar cells. Flexibility and light weight give solar cells a wide range of applications.
Chief Investigators: Yi-Bing Cheng
Overview: The high performance of perovskite solar cells makes this third-generation photovoltaic technology highly attractive for commercialisation as well as the possibility to manufacture perovskite solar
Chief Investigators: Yi-Bing Cheng
Overview: This work is now reported in AUSIAPV International Activities, Section 6.2: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
Chief Investigators: Martin Green
Overview: UNSW invented the thin-film silicon on glass (CSG) technology that holds the record efficiency worldwide of 10.5% for any thin-film silicon device (higher than any amo
Chief Investigators: Xiaojing Hao
Overview: All successfully commercialised non-concentrating photovoltaic technologies to date are based on silicon or the chalcogenide (semiconductors containing Group VI elements, specifically Te, Se and S)
Overview: Operational CZTS cells on soda lime glass using the stacking metal precursors with efficiency of 4.4% were demonstrated during 2013.
Chief Investigators: Sergey Varlamov
Overview: In 2015 research on liquid-phase crystallised silicon on glass (LPCSG) cells focused on improving cell voltages by changing the cell polarity and forming heterojunction, increasing cell currents by