Perovskite photovoltaic patent landscape

A review of the patent landscape

This report will enable you to identify the leading organisations filing perovskite photovoltaic technology patents, when they filed, what patents have been granted, what are the main technology areas where filings have occurred, and which industry sectors are the most active.

Those companies that file early patents will clearly have a competitive advantage - understanding what patents are being filed will enable companies to avoid competition

This report is updated each month - this means if you buy the report today it will include our most recent analysis and dataset.

Since 2010 there has been 3095 perovskite photovoltaic patents published

In our latest report Perovskite Photovoltaic: A review of the patent landscape 2010 - 2018 finds more than 3000 patents were published and granted patents between 2010 and the end of September 2018.

An interesting finding highlights that of these patents 59% have been published and granted within the past 18 months. Which means that since we launched our report last year the number of published patents has grown nearly 100%.

Note: This analysis based on patents published up until end of September 2018

Perovskite solar cell developments are progressing fast

Perovskite photovoltaics may be an emerging technology but in terms of power conversion efficiency perovskite it has already achieved more that 20% for cells and are seen as a serious competitor to the industry standard silicon based solar cells, given the many companies and research institutions increasing their investments in this technology there is a confident expectation that efficiencies could reach 30% in the not too distance future.

Early perovskite solar cells to be commercialised will be built on glass substrates, in the the long-term ambitions of the industry will see perovskite devices built on flexible plastic substrates.

Given their high efficiencies made possible with perovskite solar cells it is easy to envisage them being used in many conventional applications like building integrated pv, portable charging and energy harvesting.

Recent research published demonstrated that it is now possible to fabricate perovskite devices on paper substrates - leading to the possibility of designing and manufacturing clothes that can power wearable devices.

What is clear is perovskite solar cells will enter the market within the next few years, and have a viable and long-term commercial future.

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