Self-Absorption Analysis of Perovskite-Based Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Yujian Sun, Yongcao Zhang, Yuxin Li, Yilin Li

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Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) are considered promising in their application as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). However, they suffer from low performance, especially in large-area devices. One of the key issues is the self-absorption of the luminophores. In this report, we focus on the study of self-absorption in perovskite-based LSCs. Perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) are emerging luminophores for LSCs. Studying the self-absorption of perovskite NCs is beneficial to understanding fundamental photon transport properties in perovskite-based LSCs. We analyzed and quantified self-absorption properties of perovskite NCs in an LSC with the dimensions of 6 in × 6 in × 1/4 in (152.4 mm × 152.4 mm × 6.35 mm) using three approaches (i.e., limited illumination, laser excitation, and regional measurements). The results showed that a significant number of self-absorption events occurred within a distance of 2 in (50.8 mm), and the photo surface escape due to the repeated self-absorption was the dominant energy loss mechanism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalElectronic Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 10 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-01-18
Acknowledgements: This work is a part of the project “Energy-Harvesting Windows and Panels”. The authors would like to thank the members of Solera City Energy and the LSC Research Collaborative for their research support.


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