HySPRINT – Industry Day “NEW FRONTIERS IN PV RESEARCH: EMERGING PEROVSKITE SEMICONDUCTORS”
When: 13 Oct. 2017 from 10:00 a.m.
Where: HZB, Berlin-Adlershof
Organometallic perovskite semiconductors are considered an especially exciting new class of materials in photovoltaics. Since 2009, the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells has been increased from just below 4 percent to more than 20 percent! A speedy rate of increase that has never been achieved before for any other material class in photovoltaics.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has therefore considerably expanded its research and development of perovskite semiconductors, and has set up the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT (www.HySPRINT.de) specifically to accelerate the transfer of this technology. The name HySPRINT stands for “Hybrid Silicon Perovskite Research, Integration & Novel Technologies”. HySPRINT is one of HZB’s CoreLabs and works closely with the Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) at HZB. Current research efforts in the scope of HySPRINT include perovskite-silicon tandem cells, liquid phase crystallisation of silicon, and nanoimprint lithography.
On 13 October, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin hosted its first Industry Day on the topic of Perovskite Solar Cells. Following a recap of the current state of research and development and the future potential of perovskite solar cells, participants from industry have given a brief presentation to show their company’s interest in the field. Intensive discussions during the Industry Day was the starting point for future cooperation.