Nanoelectronics research center imec has presented what is thought to be the first-ever semi-transparent perovskite PV-module, achieving power conversion efficiencies up to 12%. This technology may enable semi-transparent PV-windows and other such advanced applications. Moreover, combining these semitransparent perovskite modules with Si solar cells, an unprecedented 20.2% in power conversion efficiency for a perovskite/Si stacked solar module was achieved.

The semi-transparent perovskite modules of imec realized by scalable coating techniques showed efficiencies of 12% on sizes as large as 4 cm2 and 10 % on sizes as large as 16cm2, a world-best achievement in this domain.