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Perovskite Solar Cells for BIPV Application: A Review

Roy, Anurag; Ghosh, Aritra; Bhandari, Shubhranshu; Sundaram, Senthilarasu; Mallick, Tapas K.

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Anurag Roy

Aritra Ghosh

Shubhranshu Bhandari

Tapas K. Mallick



Abstract

The rapid efficiency enhancement of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) make it a promising photovoltaic (PV) research, which has now drawn attention from industries and government organizations to invest for further development of PSC technology. PSC technology continuously develops into new and improved results. However, stability, toxicity, cost, material production and fabrication become the significant factors, which limits the expansion of PSCs. PSCs integration into a building in the form of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) is one of the most holistic approaches to exploit it as a next-generation PV technology. Integration of high efficiency and semi-transparent PSC in BIPV is still not a well-established area. The purpose of this review is to get an overview of the relative scope of PSCs integration in the BIPV sector. This review demonstrates the benevolence of PSCs by stimulating energy conversion and its perspective and gradual evolution in terms of photovoltaic applications to address the challenge of increasing energy demand and their environmental impacts for BIPV adaptation. Understanding the critical impact regarding the materials and devices established portfolio for PSC integration BIPV are also discussed. In addition to highlighting the apparent advantages of using PSCs in terms of their demand, perspective and the limitations, challenges, new strategies of modification and relative scopes are also addressed in this review.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 10, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 13, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Jan 31, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 31, 2022
Journal Buildings
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 7
Article Number 129
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10070129
Keywords renewable energy; perovskite solar cells; BIPV; semi-transparent; challenges
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2840015

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