Hybrid Materials for Solar Cells


Hybrid Materials for Solar Cells

Umesh Fegade, Ganesh Jethave

Solar energy is an attractive renewable energy source across the globe that can help overcome the energy crises and has the ability to replace conventional resources. Hybrid solar cells have higher conversion efficiency. In the current chapter the research related to the carbon nanotubes, organic and inorganic solar cell, dye-sensitized solar cells and tandem solar cells are reviewed. The organic solar cells are most suitable and economic, but it has low efficiency of up to 15%. The inorganic solar cells are very expensive and have high efficiency of up to 46% and are used in space applications. The hybrid solar cell is the third type and the perovskite tandem has already proven to be quite efficient (17%) and low cost, mostly because of the cheap materials that are being used.

Renewable Energy, Hybrid Solar Cell, Carbon Nanotube, Organic and Inorganic Solar Cell, Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, Tandem Solar Cell

Published online 5/1/2021, 26 pages

Citation: Umesh Fegade, Ganesh Jethave, Hybrid Materials for Solar Cells, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 103, pp 149-174, 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901410-7

Part of the book on Materials for Solar Cell Technologies II

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