This is the Final Public Dissemination report for the Australian National University’s Development of Stable Electrodes for Perovskite Solar Cells project.
Perovskites are an exciting new class of materials for solar cells because they are low cost and can be used to make high efficiency solar cells. Key advantages are that they can be cheaply deposited at room temperature, they have high material quality, and they can be tuned to absorb light across the solar spectrum. A limitation of perovskite cells is that so far the highest efficiency solar cells have used high cost electrodes with limited stability. This project developed novel integrated contacts that can achieve high efficiency, reduced cost, and improved stability. A variety of integrated electrode structures were developed and tested for efficiency and stability, and the cost of the developed structures has been assessed. Development of improved electrodes is expected to substantially accelerate the commercialisation of this promising technology, leading to reduction in the cost of solar energy.