Funding Opportunity: SuNLaMP
SunShot Subprogram: Photovoltaics
Location: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Amount Awarded: $4,000,000

This project will demonstrate efficient, stabile, and scalable hybrid perovskite solar cells (HPSCs), rapidly transforming these new materials into an industry-relevant technology. The team will advance HPSC technology by improving the stability, efficiency, and scalability of perovskites.


The project will develop hybrid perovskite solar cells and address the key roadblocks for HPSC-based solar technologies: stability and scale. In HPSCs, the details of the material synthesis during device fabrication, as well as choice of other device stack components, can affect efficiency, stability, and scalability in highly coupled ways. Researchers will develop the materials and devices necessary for improved cell stability, establish high performance of the cells, and scale materials and devices to make the technology commercially viable. The goal of the program is to demonstrate power conversion efficiencies greater than 15%.


HPSC technology has the potential to exceed 20% power conversion efficiencies in the future at very low cost and significantly lower the levelized cost of energy. This project will significantly improve the processing and stability of HPSC as a first step to making this technology commercially viable.