Solar PV R&DProject Manufacturing of Printed Perovskite PV Modules
This report discusses the project results and lessons learnt to date for the CSIRO Project, Manufacturing of Printed Perovskite PV Modules.
The project aims to develop high-performance flexible perovskite-based solar cells fabricated by industrial roll-to-roll printing methods. By restricting our deposition techniques to processes commonly used by commercial printers, we are working towards the development of a cost competitive method that can be rapidly adopted by the Australian manufacturing industry.
Within the overarching objective of the project, the first stage was designed to build a foundation to progress towards the final goal. Therefore, a process for the fabrication of a large-area PV module with an interim target efficiency was developed using commercially available materials. At the same time, new materials were developed to improve performance and durability, and also to replace high cost components. As durability depends on a device’s composition and configuration, durability testing will be continued throughout the project.