Luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) can serve as large-area sunlight collectors, suitable for applications in building-integrated high-efficiency and low-cost photovoltaics. Inorganic perovskite quantum dots (QDs) are promising candidates as absorbers/emitters in LSCs, due to their high quantum yields (close to 100%), possibility of tuning size and chemical composition and broad absorption spectrum and high absorption coefficient. However, despite their great potential for technological development, LSCs fabricated using colloidal perovskite QDs still face major challenges such as low optical efficiency and limited long-term stability. Here we report a large-area (~ 100 cm2) tandem LSC based on nearly reabsorption-free carbon dots (C-dots) and inorganic mixed-halide perovskite QDs spectrally-tuned for optimal solar-spectrum splitting. The as-fabricated semi-transparent device, without involving any complicated processes, exhibits an external optical efficiency of ~ 3% under sunlight illumination (100 mW/cm2), which represents a 27% enhancement in efficiency over single layer LSCs based on CsPb(BrxI1-x)3 QDs and 117% over CsPb(ClxBr1-x)3 QDs. Our work shows that the addition of C-dots can dramatically enhance the long-term durability of LSC devices based on perovskite QDs due to their excellent photostability and simultaneous absorption of ultraviolet light.

Efficient and stable tandem luminescent solar concentrators based on carbon dots and perovskite quantum dots

Rosei F.
2018-01-01

Abstract

Luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) can serve as large-area sunlight collectors, suitable for applications in building-integrated high-efficiency and low-cost photovoltaics. Inorganic perovskite quantum dots (QDs) are promising candidates as absorbers/emitters in LSCs, due to their high quantum yields (close to 100%), possibility of tuning size and chemical composition and broad absorption spectrum and high absorption coefficient. However, despite their great potential for technological development, LSCs fabricated using colloidal perovskite QDs still face major challenges such as low optical efficiency and limited long-term stability. Here we report a large-area (~ 100 cm2) tandem LSC based on nearly reabsorption-free carbon dots (C-dots) and inorganic mixed-halide perovskite QDs spectrally-tuned for optimal solar-spectrum splitting. The as-fabricated semi-transparent device, without involving any complicated processes, exhibits an external optical efficiency of ~ 3% under sunlight illumination (100 mW/cm2), which represents a 27% enhancement in efficiency over single layer LSCs based on CsPb(BrxI1-x)3 QDs and 117% over CsPb(ClxBr1-x)3 QDs. Our work shows that the addition of C-dots can dramatically enhance the long-term durability of LSC devices based on perovskite QDs due to their excellent photostability and simultaneous absorption of ultraviolet light.
2018
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