Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC) have shown remarkable advancement in recent years with rapid increases in conversion efficiency, from reports of about 3% in 2006 to over 25% in 2020. While perovskite solar cells have become highly efficient in a very short time, a number of challenges remain before they can become a competitive commercial technology.
What is a Perovskite Solar Cell?
- Perovskite solar cells is a type of third generation PV solar cell with the supplementation of a superconductive compound called perovskite. Perovskite compounds are generally known for their intrinsic properties of broad spectrum light absorption, fast charge separation, long transport distance of electrons and holes, long carrier separation lifetime, and more that make them very promising materials for PV solar cells.
What is the biggest advantage of a Perovskite Solar Cell?
- The biggest advantage of perovskite solar cells is its ability to convert multiple wavelengths of light into usable energy, thus optimizing the solar energy conversion efficiency of your average solar system. Moreover, they offer enhance flexibility and lighter weight systems! Simply put, perovskite solar cells aim to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of solar energy.
What are some disadvantages of Perovskite PVs?
- Perovskite PVs are still in their early stages of development. A Perovskite’s lifespan is low, deteriorating relatively rapidly when expose to various outside elements like moisture, intense light and heat. On top of that, their potential risk of toxicity during degradation is extremely high and potentially harmful to the solar system and surrounding environment.
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