Are Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells Ready for Space Applications?
Hongxia Wang a
a School of Chemistry and Physics, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane ,Australia
Proceedings of New Generation Photovoltaics for Space (PVSPACE)
Online, Spain, 2022 June 21st - 22nd
Organizers: Narges Yaghoobi Nia, Aldo Di Carlo, Luigi Schirone and Mahmoud Zendehdel
Invited Speaker, Hongxia Wang, presentation 017
Publication date: 8th June 2022

The past decades has witnessed the skyrocketing progress of metal halide perovskite solar cells as a promising  photovoltaic technology to deliver cost-effective solar electricity for terrestrial applications in the future with current world record energy conversion efficiency of over 25%. Besides rigid substrate, metal halide perovskite have also demonstrated competitive performance on light weight flexible substrate, showing the highest record of specific power that is highest desirable for applications in spacecrafts and satellites as a power supply.  Nevertheless, although the properties of perovskite materials and solar cells under conventional terrestrial environment have been well studied,  the knowledge of the behaviour of the device under space environmental conditions of high vacuum, large thermal cycles and strong irradiation is limited. In my talk, I will present the research progress of metal halide perovskite based photovoltaic technology for space applications and discuss the knowledge gap that need to filled on perovskite based space PV technology.

The authors acknowledge the financial support by Centre of Materials Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery projects  for this work.

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