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Journal of Photonics for Energy • Open Access

Semi-transparent polymer solar cells
Author(s): Pablo Romero-Gómez; Francesco Pastorelli; Paola Mantilla-Pérez; Marina Mariano; Alberto Martínez-Otero; Xavier Elias; Rafael Betancur; Jordi Martorell

Paper Abstract

Over the last three decades, progress in the organic photovoltaic field has resulted in some device features which make organic cells applicable in electricity generation configurations where the standard silicon-based technology is not suitable, for instance, when a semi-transparent photovoltaic panel is needed. When the thin film solar cell performance is evaluated in terms of the device’s visible transparency and power conversion efficiency, organic solar cells offer the most promising solution. During the last three years, research in the field has consolidated several approaches for the fabrication of high performance semi-transparent organic solar cells. We have grouped these approaches under three categories: devices where the absorber layer includes near-infrared absorption polymers, devices incorporating one-dimensional photonic crystals, and devices with a metal cavity light trapping configuration. We herein review these approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2015
PDF: 13 pages
J. Photon. Energy. 5(1) 057212 doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.5.057212
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Pablo Romero-Gómez, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Francesco Pastorelli, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Paola Mantilla-Pérez, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Marina Mariano, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Alberto Martínez-Otero, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Xavier Elias, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Rafael Betancur, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Jordi Martorell, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)


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