Gravure printed flexible organic photovoltaic modules

Pälvi Kopola (Corresponding Author), Tom Aernouts, Rafal Sliz, Stéphane Guillerez, Mari Ylikunnari, David Cheyns, Marja Välimäki, Markus Tuomikoski, Jukka Hast, Ghassan Jabbour, Risto Myllylä, Arto Maaninen

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Abstract

In this letter, organic solar cell modules based on poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) and [6.6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) blend films with a module active area of 15.45 cm2 prepared by roll-to-roll (R2R) compatible gravure printing method are demonstrated. The gravure printed organic photovoltaic modules consist of eight serially connected solar cells in same substrate. Indium-tin-oxide (ITO) is patterned by screen printable etching paste. Hole injection layer and active layer are prepared by gravure printing method. All processing steps excluding cathode evaporation are performed in air. Electrical measurements are done to modules consisting of 5–8 serially connected solar cells. The photovoltaic modules comprising 5, 7 and 8 serially connected cells exhibit an active area power conversion efficiency of 1.92%, 1.79% and 1.68%, respectively (Oriel Sol3A Class AAA, AM1.5G, 100 mW cm−2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1344-1347
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event3rd International Summit on OPV Stability, ISOS-3 - Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 1 Oct 2010 → …

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Solar cells
Butyric acid
Butyric Acid
Ointments
Tin oxides
Indium
Conversion efficiency
Etching
Esters
Evaporation
Cathodes
Substrates
Processing
Air
Organic solar cells
poly(3-hexylthiophene)
indium tin oxide

Keywords

  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Polymer solar cell
  • Gravure printing
  • Solution processing
  • Module fabrication

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Kopola, P., Aernouts, T., Sliz, R., Guillerez, S., Ylikunnari, M., Cheyns, D., ... Maaninen, A. (2011). Gravure printed flexible organic photovoltaic modules. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(5), 1344-1347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2010.12.020
Kopola, Pälvi ; Aernouts, Tom ; Sliz, Rafal ; Guillerez, Stéphane ; Ylikunnari, Mari ; Cheyns, David ; Välimäki, Marja ; Tuomikoski, Markus ; Hast, Jukka ; Jabbour, Ghassan ; Myllylä, Risto ; Maaninen, Arto. / Gravure printed flexible organic photovoltaic modules. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2011 ; Vol. 95, No. 5. pp. 1344-1347.
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Gravure printed flexible organic photovoltaic modules. / Kopola, Pälvi (Corresponding Author); Aernouts, Tom; Sliz, Rafal; Guillerez, Stéphane; Ylikunnari, Mari; Cheyns, David; Välimäki, Marja; Tuomikoski, Markus; Hast, Jukka; Jabbour, Ghassan; Myllylä, Risto; Maaninen, Arto.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 95, No. 5, 2011, p. 1344-1347.

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