June 11, 2020 | Online
Perovskites are a promising material system to make high-performance solar cells. They can be processed into thin, light, semitransparent modules that can achieve a high power conversion efficiency, are inexpensive to produce, and have a high absorption efficiency for sunlight. Because they can be made semitransparent, perovskite solar cells and modules can also be used on top of silicon solar cells. These tandem cells have a huge potential to boost the efficiency of solar panels and might even prove to be the most cost-effective approach to further improve the efficiency of photovoltaics. In this webinar Tom Aernouts (EnergyVille/imec) and Bart Vermang (EnergyVille/UHasselt) introduce you to the record efficiencies that have already been accomplished with tandem cells and highlight the further roll-out and development of tandem cells in for example cars, building materials, etc.
Thursday 11 June, 2020
R&D Manager Thin-Film PV at EnergyVille/imec
Tom Aernouts: Dr Tom Aernouts is R&D Manager Thin-Film PV at EnergyVille/imec. Tom Aernouts initiated the research on thin film solar cells at imec in 1999. In a short period of time this group has attracted a lot of attention with its fast progress in this field with world-record certified module efficiency of 12.5%, as well as a recently reported world’s first 4cm² module-on-cell perovskite/silicon stack with a power conversion efficiency of 25.3 percent, outperforming the standalone silicon solar cell. Also, first modules on 30x30cm2 have recently been successfully processed.
Professor UHasselt, visiting professor imec
Bart Vermang: Bart Vermang is professor at EnergyVille/UHasselt/imec. Bart’s work focuses on the development of novel materials for thin film PV solar cells and applications, including building integrated PV (BIPV). He is also project coordinator of the PERCISTAND project which focuses on the development of innovative materials and processes for all thin perovskite on chalcogenide tandem appliances.
CEO Campus EnergyVille