The direct conversion of sunlight to electricity in solar cells is one sustainable solution to future global energy demand.
New materials are required that satisfy the chemical and physical requirements to support a terrawatt photovoltaic industry. For example, building-integrated solar cells require materials that can be processed over large areas without sacrificing cost, performance, or the environment.
Metal oxide solar cells
including Cu2O and BiFeO3.
Metal sulfide solar cells
including SnS, FeS2, CuSbS2, CuBiS2 and Sb2S3.
including Cu2ZnSnS4, Ag2ZnSnS4, and photoferroics such as SbSI and BiSeBr.