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Has DFT helped in development of better solar materials?

I would like to pursue a Masters degree in Materials Science and more focused towards solar materials to make it more efficient and reducing the energy payback time. I had taken this course and was ...
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What has caused this apparent stagnancy, in the development of more efficient solar cells?

The NREL solar cell efficiency chart tracks the efficiency of research-level photovoltaics since 1976, and the most up-to-date version is presented below (it was updated in April 2020). 3-J (3-...
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Has materials modeling made any specific contribution to the success of perovskite solar cells, or has it only been experimental?

I was wondering if all the recent success of perovskite solar cells was accomplished purely experimentally or if there was some materials modeling aspect in it.