Integrating large-area perovskite solar module with thermoelectric generator for enhanced and stable power output

Ping Fu, Wei Qin, Shengqiang Bai, Dong Yang, Lidong Chen, Xin Guo, Can Li

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Abstract

Integrating a perovskite solar cell (PSC) with a thermoelectric generator (TEG) into a hybrid system can convert solar energy into electricity by simultaneously utilizing the solar light and the waste heat produced from the PSC. Although such hybrid devices with a small area have been proposed, the fabrication of a large-area perovskite solar module (PSM) containing variable series and parallel connecting modes of subcells for the match with the same-size TEG still remain challenging. This work is to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating a large-area (16 cm2) PSM-TEG device by hybridizing a PSM and a TEG in series. With the combination of series and parallel-connected modes of the PSC subcells, an optimal PSM-TEG device affords a highest power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 12.7% with an open-circuit voltage of 6.80 V and a maximum power output of 103 mW under the irradiation of 100 mW/cm2 condition and maintains 85% of its initial PCE after 400 h under continuous illumination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104009
JournalNano Energy
Volume65
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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