Perovskite solar cell lab course for undergraduate engineering students

Angelika Basch, Julian Schürz, Verena Hartinger, Raimund Haslehner, Verena Kaltenberger, Sandra Mitterhuber, Erik Stuppacher, Luca Benedek

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Abstract

Perovskite solar cells are a recently emerged photovoltaics technology that showed an impressive gain in improvement and have reached a certified efficiency of 23.7% in 2018 for research cells. Although containing toxic materials such as lead, these solar cells are currently getting a lot of attention by researchers since they can be produced by using relatively simple wet chemistry based on abundant materials, with process temperatures limited at 500 °C. This paper presents the results of a four days (or 30h) undergraduate engineering lab course using basic equipment (without major adaptions such as inert gas techniques) on the preparation and characterization of perovskite solar cells, where third year students are trained in photovoltaics and material science, research methods and characterization techniques (such as scanning electron microscopy), project management, while gaining a deeper understanding for emerging photovoltaics technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019
EditorsJose Miguel Cardemil, Ken Guthrie, Ricardo Ruther
PublisherISES International Solar Energy Society
Pages2391-2399
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783982040813
ISBN (Print)9783982040813
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventISES Solar World Congress 2019, SWC 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019, SHC 2019 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 4 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019

Conference

ConferenceISES Solar World Congress 2019, SWC 2019 and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry 2019, SHC 2019
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period04.11.201907.11.2019

Keywords

  • Higher Education
  • Lab Course
  • Perovskites
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Cells

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