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Towards low cost, efficient and stable organic photovoltaic modules
Andriessen, R.; Kroon, J.M.; Aernouts, T. ; Janssen, R.
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ECN Solar Energy 24-9-2012
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--12-058 Conference Paper
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This article describes how the Solliance Organic PhotoVoltaics (OPV) shared research Program addresses efficiency, lifetime and production costs for (near) future OPV applications. The balance of these three parameters depends of the envisaged application, but at the end, OPV should be able to compete somehow with Si PV in the future. Efficiency improvements are realized by developing new materials, by exploring and optimizing new device structures and novel interconnection technologies. Lifetime improvements are realized by using stabilized device stacks and materials and by applying high end flexible barriers. Production cost control is done by using a home made Cost of Ownership tool which guides towards the use of low-cost materials and processes.

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