Vol 3 No 2 Suppl. 2 (2019)
Special Issue Article

The Advent of Molecular Photovoltaics and Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells

Michael Grätzel
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Bio
Jovana Milić
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Bio

Published 2019-11-25

Keywords

  • Molecular photovoltaics,
  • dye sensitized solar cells,
  • perovskite solar cells,
  • molecular modulation,
  • layered hybrid perovskites

How to Cite

Grätzel, M., & Milić, J. . (2019). The Advent of Molecular Photovoltaics and Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells. Substantia, 3(2), 27 - 43. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-697

Abstract

Over the past decade, we witnessed a remarkable development of a new generation of photovoltaic technologies, in particular dyesensitized and perovskite solar cells. These systems have demonstrated potential to provide solutions for a more sustainable future in energy conversion. Both of these technologies, however, still present a number of challenges that stimulate further research. While dye-sensitized solar cells would benefit from an effective transfer from solution-based to a solid-state technology, hybrid perovskite solar cells suffer from longterm operational instability that need to be addressed. In this perspective article, we provide an overview of the recent advancements along with the perspectives for future developments.