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Sustainable Photovoltaics

Ginley, D and Ager, J and Agrawal, R and Alam, MA and Arora, BM and Avasthi, S and Basak, D and Bhargava, P and Biswas, P and Bora, B and Braunecker, WA and Buonassisi, T and Dhage, S and Dhere, N and Garner, S and Hu, X and Jhunjhunwala, A and Kabra, D and Kavaipatti, B and Kazmerski, L and Kottantharayil, A and Kumar, R and Lo, C and Mani, M and Nair, PR and Narsamma, L and Olson, DC and Pal, AJ and Raghavan, S and Ramamurthy, P and Sarada, B and Sarkar, S and Sastry, OS and Sridhar, H and Tamizmani, G and Urban, J and van Hest, M and Vasi, J and Wang, Y and Wu, Y (2020) Sustainable Photovoltaics. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33184-9_2


This chapter covers the largest set of projects in SERIIUS that can be viewed overall as having three distinct themes. First is the development of new low-capital thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technologies by high-throughput manufacturing processes with a focus on solution-based roll-to-roll processing. This effort was highly integrated with the development of thin glass substrates and packaging from Corning, and focused on absorbers made from CuInGaSe2, CuZnSnSeS, organic molecules such as fluorinated polymers, perovskite solar cells based on methyl ammonium lead iodide (MAPbI), and silicon. Significant progress, including world-record devices, was achieved in a number of areas, and substantial improvements in lifetime were attained. Second is an assessment of the stability and failure mechanisms of PV in hot/dry and hot/wet climates. This work included assessing PV module stability across the seven climate zones of India and in the United States. The importance of dust and particulates was assessed. New failure mechanisms were identified, in particular to the hot/dry and hot/wet climates, and an international working group was convened. Coupled to developing new PV technology and understanding degradation pathways, an effort was made in multiscale modeling � from atoms to modules � to begin to connect the basic science to the ultimate deployability of the PV devices and modules. Here, the potential importance of bifacial modules was assessed. © 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Lecture Notes in Energy
Series.: Lecture Notes in Energy
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Springer
Keywords: Ammonium iodide; Copper alloys; Degradation; Efficiency; Electrodeposition; Failure (mechanical); Fullerenes; Gallium alloys; Glass; Hot working; Indium alloys; Ink jet printing; Iodine compounds; Layered semiconductors; Lead compounds; Nanocrystalline silicon; Nanocrystals; Organic polymers; Outages; Perovskite; Perovskite solar cells; Phase change materials; Photobleaching; Photovoltaic cells; Polymer solar cells; Quantum efficiency; Semiconductor alloys; Solar absorbers; Solar power generation; Substrates; Thin films; Throughput; Tin alloys; Zinc alloys, Bifacial modules; Climatic dependence; Climatic zone; Degradation rate; Encapsulants; Fluorinated materials; Hot and humid climate; Levelized cost of electricities; Low toxicity; Mini-modules; Molecular precursor; Multi-scale Modeling; Nanocrystallines; Organic photovoltaics; Oxidative stability; Photovoltaics; Power conversion efficiencies; Roll-to-roll processing; Selenization; Silicon-based; Soiling; Tandem cells; Thin film photovoltaics; Water vapor transmission rate, Dye-sensitized solar cells
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 09:43
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64905

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