100 °C Thermal Stability of Printable Perovskite Solar Cells Using Porous Carbon Counter Electrodes

Ajay K. Baranwal, Shusaku Kanaya, T. A. Nirmal Peiris, Gai Mizuta, Tomoya Nishina, Hiroyuki Kanda, Tsutomu Miyasaka, Hiroshi Segawa, Seigo Ito

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Abstract

Many efforts have been made towards improving perovskite (PVK) solar cell stability, but their thermal stability, particularly at 85 °C (IEC 61646 climate chamber tests), remains a challenge. Outdoors, the installed solar cell temperature can reach up to 85 °C, especially in desert regions, providing sufficient motivation to study the effect of temperature stress at or above this temperature (e.g., 100 °C) to confirm the commercial viability of PVK solar cells for industrial companies. In this work, a three-layer printable HTM-free CH3NH3PbI3 PVK solar cell with a mesoporous carbon back contact and UV-curable sealant was fabricated and tested for thermal stability over 1500 h at 100 °C. Interestingly, the position of the UV-curing glue was found to drastically affect the device stability. The side-sealed cells show high PCE stability and represent a large step toward commercialization of next generation organic–inorganic lead halide PVK solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2604-2608
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume9
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • perovskite
  • porous carbon
  • solar cell
  • stability
  • thermal stress

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