Solar PV R&DProject Monash University Building Integrated PV Study
This report identifies that this project achieved world-record efficiencies across a range of AVTs, and considerably improved upon the lifetime of comparable devices made to date.
Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) can take the form of semi transparent solar cells integrated into a framing system – essentially a tinted window that can generate electricity with the light that it absorbs. To date, there has not been a solar cell technology that combines suitable levels of efficiency and light transmission at an adequate price point to allow for broad adoption. The objective of this project was to demonstrate that perovskites, a rapidly emerging class of photoabsorber material, can be incorporated into semi-transparent solar cells at a scale, efficiency and lifetime that make them suitable for building integrated applications.