Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2016, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (9): 2159-2170.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201606072

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Advances and Developments in Perovskite Materials for Solar Cell Applications

Xu-Xia SHAI,Dan LI,Shuang-Shuang LIU,Hao LI,Ming-Kui WANG*()   

  • Received:2016-04-12 Published:2016-09-08
  • Contact: Ming-Kui WANG
  • Supported by:
    The project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, China(ZRZ2015000203);Technology Creative Project of Excellent Middle & Young Team of Hubei Province, China(T201511)


In recent years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved in the development of organicinorganic halide lead perovskite solar cells, with reported power conversion efficiency (PCE) values of up to 22.1%. This value is comparable to the efficiencies obtained using CdTe (22.1%) and CuInGaSn (CIGS) (22.3%) solar cells, and close to the value associated with crystalline silicon solar cells (approximately 25%). However, the limited long-term output efficiency stability and lead toxicity issues associated with organic-inorgan lead halide perovskite cells have limited their commercial applications. This review focuses on these issues and corresponding solutions for halide lead hybrid perovskite solar cells, and discusses advances and developments in Pb-free inorganic perovskite solar cells. We also examine the current body of knowledge regarding perovskite solar cells and discuss critical points and expectations regarding further performance improvements.

Key words: Perovskite, Stability, Pb substitution, Solar cell, Pb-free inorganic perovskite