Center for Sustainable Energy Systems @ ANU and i-MEET @ FAU cooperate on the development of selective interface materials for perovskites.

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Heping Shen from the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at the School of Engineering at ANU and Yi Hou from i-MEET at the School of Engineering at FAU are starting a DAAD funded cooperation on the development of low-temperature (LT) processed selective contact materials for highly efficient and stable single junction and multi-junction perovskite solar cells (PSC).

Photovoltaics research at ANU spans the entire spectrum of solar electricity technologies—from solar forecasting, to fabricating high-efficiency PV, to integrating renewables with storage capacity into the grid. ANU has world-leading silicon solar cell research including advanced defect characterisation, surface passivation optoelectronics and the manufacturing of high-efficiency back-contact solar cells. We are also pioneering the exploration of nanostructures for photovoltaics, tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells and advanced PV optics.
Photovoltaics research at FAU has a strong material related fundament, linking multiple institutes from different departments and faculties (material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer science, physics). The cooperation with various research centers, among them the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) completes the value chain from materials to devices over processing to photovoltaic systems and applications and covers many different solar cell technologies, including organic, hybrids, perovksites but also chalcopyrites and silicon. Research at i-MEET, the institute for materials for electronics and energy technology, has a long time expertise on low temperature solution processing of photovoltaics.

The research will be directed by Dr. Heping Shen (ANU) and by Dr. Yi Hou (FAU).