Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cell With Sputtered Front and Rear Electrodes for a Four-Terminal Tandem

  title={Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cell With Sputtered Front and Rear Electrodes for a Four-Terminal Tandem},
  author={The Duong and Niraj Lal and Dale Grant and Daniel A Jacobs and Peiting Zheng and Shakir Rahman and Heping Shen and Matthew Stocks and Andrew Blakers and Klaus Jurgen Weber and Thomas P. White and Kylie R. Catchpole},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics},
A tandem configuration of perovskite and silicon solar cells is a promising way to achieve high-efficiency solar energy conversion at low cost. Four-terminal tandems, in which each cell is connected independently, avoid the need for current matching between the top and bottom cells, giving greater design flexibility. In a four-terminal tandem, the perovskite top cell requires two transparent contacts. Through detailed analysis of electrical and optical power losses, we identify optimum contact… 

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