All-perovskite tandem solar cells for efficient green hydrogen production

April 25th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Nanomaterials, Energy systems integration

Lead Organisation:
The University of Queensland

Not Applicable


Start date:
January 2023

Completion date:
December 2025

Key contacts:
Dr. Peng Chen:
Professor Lianzhou Wang:

AUD$395,000 – Australia Research Council

Project total cost:
AUD$395,000 cash plus AUD$135,000 in-kind contribution

Project summary description:
This project aims to design functional materials for the development of high-performance and durable solar energy conversion devices, which enable efficient green solar hydrogen production. The expected outcomes include advanced semiconducting materials, proof-of-concept solar-driven water electrolytic system with a high solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency, and cutting-edge knowledge in material science, physical chemistry, and nanotechnology.

Specifically, this project will integrate high-efficiency and stable all-perovskite tandem cells with noble metal-free electrocatalysts, aiming at delivering a solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of over 20% with good long-term stability in a monolithic green hydrogen production system. The success of this project expects to facilitate pilot-scale green hydrogen industry and position Australia at the frontier of advanced materials, clean energy, and renewable hydrogen supply technologies.

Related publications and key links:
C. Zhang, A. Baktash, J.-X. Zhong, W. Chen, Y. Bai, M. Hao, P. Chen, D. He, S. Ding, J. A. Steele, T. Lin, M. Lyu, X. Wen, W.-Q. Wu, L. Wang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 32, 2208077.

S. Ding, M. Hao, C. Fu, T. Lin, A. Baktash, P. Chen, D. He, C. Zhang, W. Chen, A. K. Whittaker, Y. Bai, L. Wang, Adv. Sci. 2022, 9, 2204476.

Y. Bai, M. Hao, S. Ding, P. Chen, L. Wang, Adv. Mater. 2021, 34, 2105958.

P. Chen, J. Hou, L. Wang, Microstructures 2022, 2, 2022014.

J. Hou, P. Chen, A. Shukla, A. Krajnc, T. Wang, X. Li, R. Doasa, L. H. G. Tizei, B. Chan, D. N. Johnstone, R. Lin, T. U. Schülli, I. Martens, D. Appadoo, M. S. Ari, Z. Wang, T. Wei, S.-C. Lo, M. Lu, S. Li, E. B. Namdas, G. Mali, A. K. Cheetham, S. M. Collins, V. Chen, L. Wang, T. D. Bennett, Science 2021, 374, 621.

P. Chen, Y. Bai, L. Wang, Small Struct. 2020, 2, 2000050.

P. Chen, Z. Wang, S. Wang, M. Lyu, M. Hao, M. Ghasemi, M. Xiao, J.-H. Yun, Y. Bai, L. Wang, Nano Energy 2020, 69, 104392.

P. Chen, Y. Bai, S. Wang, M. Lyu, J. H. Yun, L. Wang, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1706923.

S. Wang, P. Chen, Y. Bai, J.-H. Yun, G. Liu, L. Wang, Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1800486.

Higher degree studies supported:
One PhD student and three Masters students are supported from this project.


April 2023