Certified high-efficiency “large-area” perovskite solar module for Fresnel lens-based concentrated photovoltaics

iScience. 2023 Feb 2;26(3):106079. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.106079. eCollection 2023 Mar 17.


The future of energy generation is well in tune with the critical needs of the global economy, leading to more green innovations and emissions-abatement technologies. Introducing concentrated photovoltaics (CPVs) is one of the most promising technologies owing to its high photo-conversion efficiency. Although most researchers use silicon and cadmium telluride for CPV, we investigate the potential in nascent technologies, such as perovskite solar cell (PSC). This work constitutes a preliminary investigation into a “large-area” PSC module under a Fresnel lens (FL) with a “refractive optical concentrator-silicon-on-glass” base to minimize the PV performance and scalability trade-off concerning the PSCs. The FL-PSC system measured the solar current-voltage characteristics in variable lens-to-cell distances and illuminations. The PSC module temperature was systematically studied using the COMSOL transient heat transfer mechanism. The FL-based technique for “large-area” PSC architectures is a promising technology that further facilitates the potential for commercialization.

PMID:36843846 | PMC:PMC9950384 | DOI:10.1016/j.isci.2023.106079


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