Yinghuan Kuang



Yinghuan Kuang received his PhD in applied physics in 2014 from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. During his PhD he mainly worked on thin-film silicon solar cells under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruud Schropp. From July 2014 till January 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) group, the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. There he was mainly involved in atomic layer deposition of thin films for perovskite solar cell and silicon heterojunction solar cell applications. Since 2018 he is a senior researcher & project leader in the Thin Film PV group at imec. He currently mainly leads perovskite materials and cell architectures development with stability and scalability for upscaling towards commercialization. His work also covers the development of perovskite-silicon and perovskite-CIGS tandem photovoltaics.


Perovskite module upscaling towards industrialization based on efficient cell architectures and scalable processes
In recent years, organometal halide perovskite based photovoltaics (PV) have attracted great interest for their high energy conversion efficiency potentially at low manufacturing cost. Despite the massive progress made by the community at laboratory small scale (typically at ~0.1 cm2 cell area), manufacturability at large scale (~m2) with stability and reproducibility remains very challenging. In this talk, the typically used perovskite coating methods and solar cell architectures will be introduced, followed by a brief overview of the current status of perovskite upscaling in the industry. The talk will focus on the highly efficient and stable perovskite materials and solar cell structure designs at imec. Upscaling of perovskite solar modules to 30x30 cm2 using industrial compatible deposition techniques developed at imec will be highlighted in the end.

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