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Journal of Applied Chemistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 3971579, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3971579
Review Article

Emerging Photovoltaics: Organic, Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide, and Perovskite-Based Solar Cells

1Chemical Engineering Department, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India
2General Engineering Department, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India

Received 10 April 2016; Revised 27 July 2016; Accepted 9 August 2016

Academic Editor: Junsheng Yu

Copyright © 2016 Shraavya Rao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the photovoltaics industry continues to grow rapidly, materials other than silicon are being explored. The aim is to develop technologies that use environmentally friendly, abundant materials, low-cost manufacturing processes without compromising on efficiencies and lifetimes. This paper discusses three of the emerging technologies, organic, copper zinc tin sulphide (CZTS), and perovskite-based solar cells, their advantages, and the possible challenges in making these technologies commercially available.