The Perovskite Handbook

Perovskite-Info is proud to present The Perovskite Handbook. This book is a comprehensive guide to perovskite materials, applications and industry. Perovskites are materials that share a similar structure, which display a myriad of exciting properties and are considered the future of solar cells, displays, sensors, lasers and more.

The Perovskite Handbook

Reading this book, you'll learn all about:

  • Different perovskite materials, their properties and structure
  • How perovskites can be made, tuned and used
  • What kinds of applications perovskites may be suitable for
  • What the obstacles on the way to a perovskite revolution are
  • Perovskite solar cells, their merits and challenges
  • The state of the perovskite market, potential and future

Cintelliq reveals interesting details on the state of the perovskite solar cell patent landscape

A recent report by Cintelliq on the perovskite solar cell patent landscape shows massive growth in perovskite photovoltaic patent publications over the past two years. In 2016 and 2017 more than 1500 patents have been published representing 75% of all perovskite photovoltaic patents published since 2008.

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The total number of patents published to the end of December 2017 is 2030 and filed by 396 distinct assignees. These published patents arise from innovations that occurred in previous years, as can be seen in the chart of yearly patent filed and published. As can also be seen there are fewer patent filings in 2016 and even less in 2017. However, this is not a rapid fall in filings, but a probable side effect of the length of time it takes to go from initial filing through to initial publications.

IDTechEx shares its view of the perovskite market

IDTechEx recently stated that despite strong enthusiasm last year, there are few companies developing Perovskite PV devices and the topic barely registers in most mainstream press. Despite this somewhat bleak view, IDTechEx claims that much is happening behind the scenes.

According to IDTechEx, most of the effort has been concentrated on materials development -improving stability while maximizing efficiency and, in some cases, creating lead free versions. This will take time, with IDTechEx Research anticipating that the first products will be hybrid silicon-perovskite PV systems creating a market of over $200 million in 2025.

Lux Research predicts that perovskite solar cells will see commercialization in 2019-2021

A recent market report by Lux Research stated that perovskites offer several new opportunities for partnerships with universities ahead of a likely commercial deployment between 2019 and 2021. While efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells is constantly improving, the main remaining issues are stability, cost, and the feasibility of real-world efficiencies that must be addressed before commercialization can occur.

Lux Research analysts evaluated the existing state of perovskite solar cells and identified opportunities for companies to partner with academia. Among their findings are the following: partnerships are continuously emerging from labs, and opportunities are still available. Many leading researchers have clear partnerships, but opportunities are still present with various institutions and universities. Also, China is the leading publisher on perovskite solar cells, accounting for a quarter of all academic publications, but more impactful research is coming out of Israel, Switzerland, Singapore, and the UK. China is followed by the USA and South Korea. However, European countries – the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Greece and Belgium - together account for 24% (almost equivalent to China).