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Emerging Semitransparent Solar Cells: Materials and Device Design

Emerging Semitransparent Solar Cells: Materials and Device Design
Qidong Tai, Feng Yan
Semitransparent solar cells can provide not only efficient power-generation but also appealing images and show promising applications in building integrated photovoltaics, wearable electronics, photovoltaic vehicles and so forth in the future. Such devices have been successfully realized by incorporating transparent electrodes in new generation low-cost solar cells, including organic solar cells (OSCs), dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) and organometal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In this review, the advances in the preparation of semitransparent OSCs, DSCs, and PSCs are summarized, focusing on the top transparent electrode materials and device designs, which are all crucial to the performance of these devices. Techniques for optimizing the efficiency, color and transparency of the devices are addressed in detail. Finally, a summary of the research field and an outlook into the future development in this area are provided. Recent developments of semitransparent organic solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, and perovskite solar cells are reviewed with a focus on different device design, transparent top electrode materials, and the corresponding device fabrication techniques. Key issues related to the optimization of the efficiency, color, and transparency of the semitransparent photovoltaic devices are discussed in detail.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201700192

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