PP2 Thin-film, Third generation and Hybrid Devices

Program Package 2 (PP2) encompasses research into a range of next generation cell technologies with the overall goals of demonstrating efficiency above 16% for cells of greater than 1 cm2 area and of demonstrating the feasibility of significantly reduced costs. The current program is divided into tasks to address the key materials groups: organic photovoltaics (OPV), organic-inorganic hybrid cells, “Earth-abundant” inorganic thin-film materials and the hot topic of organic-inorganic perovskites.

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Chief Investigators: Ashraf Uddin
Overview: The overall aim of the organic bulk heterojunction solar cells work is to fabricate the high efficiency and stable cells.
Chief Investigators: Ashraf Uddin
Overview: Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite structures have evolved from their predecessor (dye-sensitised solar cells) and have experienced steep progress in terms of power conversion efficiency (PCE), st
Overview: The aim of this program is to understand how light absorption in organic semiconducting acceptor materials can contribute to current generation in organic solar cells.
Chief Investigators: Paul Burn, Paul Meredith
Overview: The aim of this program is to understand how photocurrent can be effectively collected in sub-module organic and earth-abundant solar cells to facilitate the development of new materials and device
Chief Investigators: Udo Bach
Overview: This project aims to develop flexible perovskite solar cells. Flexibility and light weight give solar cells a wide range of applications.
Chief Investigators: Yi-Bing Cheng
Overview: This work is now reported in AUSIAPV International Activities, Section 6.2: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
Chief Investigators: Martin Green
Overview: UNSW invented the thin-film silicon on glass (CSG) technology that holds the record efficiency worldwide of 10.5% for any thin-film silicon device (higher than any amo
Overview: Operational CZTS cells on soda lime glass using the stacking metal precursors with efficiency of 4.4% were demonstrated during 2013.
Chief Investigators: Sergey Varlamov
Overview: In 2015 research on liquid-phase crystallised silicon on glass (LPCSG) cells focused on improving cell voltages by changing the cell polarity and forming heterojunction, increasing cell currents by
Chief Investigators: Gavin Conibeer
Overview: Third generation photovoltaics describes the development of materials that can be used to engineer performance by manipulating the bandgap, phonon response or light-trapping properties of the absor