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Innovative architecture design for high performance organic and hybrid multi-junction solar cells
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Paper Abstract

The multi-junction concept is especially attractive for the photovoltaic (PV) research community owing to its potential to overcome the Schockley-Queisser limit of single-junction solar cells. Tremendous research interests are now focused on the development of high-performance absorbers and novel device architectures for emerging PV technologies, such as organic and perovskite PVs. It has been predicted that the multi-junction concept is able to boost the organic and perovskite PV technologies approaching the 20% and 30% benchmarks, respectively, showing a bright future of commercialization of the emerging PV technologies. In this contribution, we will demonstrate innovative architecture design for solution-processed, highly functional organic and hybrid multi-junction solar cells. A simple but elegant approach to fabricating organic and hybrid multi-junction solar cells will be introduced. By laminating single organic/hybrid solar cells together through an intermediate layer, the manufacturing cost and complexity of large-scale multi-junction solar cells can be significantly reduced. This smart approach to balancing the photocurrents as well as open circuit voltages in multi-junction solar cells will be demonstrated and discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10363, Organic, Hybrid, and Perovskite Photovoltaics XVIII, 103631K (25 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271629
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Ning Li, Friedrich- Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
George D. Spyropoulos, Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. (Germany)
Christoph J. Brabec, Friedrich- Alexander Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10363:
Organic, Hybrid, and Perovskite Photovoltaics XVIII
Zakya H. Kafafi; Paul A. Lane; Kwanghee Lee, Editor(s)

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