Solution-processed transparent electrodes for semi-transparent perovskite solar cells and tandem solar cells

The project consists in fabricating transparent electrodes using a method that can be used for industrial production. They are a key component to make semi-transparent perovskite solar cells, which can be an energy-producing alternative to windows and building facades.
The intern will do preliminary studies on the electrodes by depositing them using a well-documented, lab-scale methodology. Afterwards they will fabricate the electrodes with a scalable deposition technique and optimize the process. Then they will produce a semi-transparent perovskite solar cell using the optimized electrodes, and the other layers deposited as per the literature or the organization’s procedure. Finally, the intern will make a tandem solar cell by combining their best perovskite solar cell with a commercial silicon solar cell.
Rayleigh Solar Tech Inc. will benefit from this project as it will accelerate the commercialization of semi-transparent perovskite solar cells. Once the scalable process is deemed possible, manufacturing trials can begin.

Daphne Palaco-Tobia
Superviseur universitaire: 
Ricardo Izquierdo
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