An all-inorganic perovskite solar capacitor for efficient and stable spontaneous photocharging
© 2018 Integrated energy “harvesting-storage” devices, especially photocharging devices that can simultaneously achieve the functions of photoelectric energy conversion and electrochemical energy storage, have attracted enormous attention to serve as sustainable and portable distributed power sources. However, the performance of photocharging devices is usually restricted by small voltage plateau and low energy conversion efficiency. Herein, we report a novel “solar capacitor” realized by combining a CsPbBr3 based all-inorganic perovskite solar cell (PSC) and an all-inorganic silica-gel-electrolyte based supercapacitor into a single device. Benefited from the synergy of these two components, the solar capacitor can simultaneously realize the functions of solar power harvesting and electrochemical energy storage without the aid of galvanostatic charging. This device has the merits of compact structure, very fast photocharging rate and high stability, exhibiting a record voltage plateau of 1.2 V and a remarkable overall “photo-electrochemical-electricity” energy conversion efficiency of 5.1%. This work provides new insights for designing novel energy conversion-storage integrated systems.
Liang, J; Zhu, G; Wang, C; Zhao, P; Wang, Y; Hu, Y; Ma, L; Tie, Z; Liu, J; Jin, Z
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