Advances in Conversion Efficiency and Thermal Stability of the Perovskite-Based Solar Cell: Review




perovskite solar cell, review, thermal stability


This paper presents a small review on the technological advances made on the perovskite-based solar cell. Through this summary of the results of the research on perovskite, the reader will have an overview of the perovskite material, the different structures of a perovskite solar cell, and the opto-electrical properties of such cell as well as the electrical models used in its simulation. Finally, the paper presents in a very brief way the challenges that this technology will have to overcome before finding its place in the photovoltaic market.


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