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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Overview: Concepts envisaged or developed originally for conventional semiconductor photovoltaics can be applied to perovskite, organic photovoltaic (OPV) and dye sensitised solar cell (DSC) devices to boost
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
Chief Investigators: Fiona Scholes
Overview: The overall aim of this sub-package is to address challenges associated with scale up of printed photovoltaic.
Chief Investigators: Dr David Jones, Dr Wallace Wong
Overview: Commercialisation of emerging technologies requires performance profiles sufficiently high to allow confidence that translation to large scale modules will give commercial performance.
Chief Investigators: David Jones
Overview: Reseach in this area is focused on development of high performance p- and n-type organic semiconductors, interface modifiers, and luminescent solar concentrator materials for organic solar cells.
Overview: A key aspect of the current program is to ensure OPV device performance is measured against the common standard over a 1 cm2 area, rather than the typical 0.1 cm2 normally used for OPV.
Chief Investigators: Kenneth Ghiggino
Overview: The key aim of this package is to better understand the fundamental process occurring in solar cells so that the device architectures can be improved, and the fundamental process occurring in devic
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