High-throughput Aging System for perovskite solar cells
Hans Köbler a, Sebastian Neubert b, Boštjan Glažar c, Marko Jankovec c, Marko Topič c, Bernd Rech a, Antonio Abate a
a Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Kekuléstraße 5, 12489 Berlin, Germany
b PVcomB/Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Schwarzschildstr. 3, 12489 Berlin , Germany
c Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Trzaska cesta 25, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Proceedings of International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV19)
Roma, Italy, 2019 May 12th - 15th
Organizers: Prashant Kamat, Filippo De Angelis and Aldo Di Carlo
Poster, Hans Köbler, 275
Publication date: 11th February 2019

Perovskite solar cells (PSC) have shown immense progress in terms of efficiency the last years, with a certified efficiency of 23,7% in 2019. Remaining challenges on the path of commercialisation are stability and upscaling.

Here, the issue of stability is addressed by presenting a newly developed Aging System for perovskite solar cells. The system is capable of controlling temperature, atmosphere and load during an aging experiment of a number as high as 576 individual solar cells. Cells can be aged under 1-2 suns in the temperature range from -10 to 85 °C. Various loads can be applied on the solar cells, e.g. Jsc, Voc and constant voltage. More importantly, the realistic case of solar cell operation – the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is possible for all 576 cells individually, which makes the system capable of providing large-number statistics and thus increasing the relevance of data. The combination of full control over temperature, atmosphere and load for such a high number of devices is unique so far and makes the High-throughput Aging System a very powerful tool to tackle the issue of stability of perovskite solar cells. In the poster, we will present details of the system as well as first results obtained.

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