21.6%-efficient monolithic perovskite/Cu(In,Ga)Se2 tandem solar cells with thin conformal hole transport layers for integration on rough bottom bell surfaces

M. Jošt (Corresponding author), T. Bertram, D. Koushik, J.A. Marquez, M.A. Verheijen, M.D. Heinemann, E. Köhnen, A. Al-Ashouri, S. Braunger, F. Lang, B. Rech, T. Unold, M. Creatore, I. Lauermann, C.A. Kaufmann, R. Schlatmann, S. Albrecht

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Abstract

Perovskite-based tandem solar cells can increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of conventional single-junction photovoltaic devices. Here, we present monolithic perovskite/CIGSe tandem solar cells with a perovskite top cell fabricated directly on an as-grown, rough CIGSe bottom cell. To prevent potential shunting due to the rough CIGSe surface, a thin NiOx layer is conformally deposited via atomic layer deposition on the front contact of the CIGSe bottom cell. The performance is further improved by an additional layer of the polymer PTAA at the NiOx/perovskite interface. This hole transport bilayer enables a 21.6% stabilized PCE of the tandem device at ∼0.8 cm2 active area. We use TEM/EDX measurements to investigate the deposition uniformity and conformality of the NiOx and PTAA layers. By absolute photoluminescence measurements, the contribution of the individual subcells to the tandem VOC is determined, revealing that further fine-tuning of the recombination layers might improve the tandem VOC. Finally, on the basis of the obtained results, we give guidelines to improve monolithic perovskite/CIGSe tandems toward predicted PCE estimates above 30%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-590
Number of pages8
JournalACS Energy Letters
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2019

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