Model for the Prediction of the Lifetime and Energy Yield of Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells at Elevated Temperatures.

Author(s) Bastos, J.Pedro; Uytterhoeven, G.; Qiu, W.; Paetzold, U.Wilhelm; Cheyns, D.; Surana, S.; Rivas, J.; Jaysankar, M.; Song, W.; Aernouts, T.; Poortmans, J.; Gehlhaar, R.
Journal ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
Date Published 2019 Apr 18

With the realization of highly efficient perovskite solar cells, the long-term stability of these devices is the key challenge hindering their commercialization. In this work, we study the temperature dependent stability of perovskite solar cells and develop a model capable of predicting the lifetime and energy yield of perovskite solar cells outdoors. This model results from the measurement of the kinetics governing the degradation of perovskite solar cells at elevated temperatures. The individual analysis of all the key current-voltage parameters allows for the prediction of the device performance under thermal stress with high precision. An extrapolation of the device lifetime at various European locations based on historical weather data illustrates the relation between the laboratory data and real-world applications. Finally, the understanding of the degradation mechanisms affecting perovskite solar cells allows to define and implement strategies to enhance the thermal stability of perovskite solar cells.

DOI 10.1021/acsami.9b00923
ISSN 1944-8252
Citation ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019.

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