This work is financially supported by Solarmer Energy, Inc., and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
A Semi-transparent Plastic Solar Cell Fabricated by a Lamination Process†
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 415–419, February, 2008
How to Cite
Huang, J., Li, G. and Yang, Y. (2008), A Semi-transparent Plastic Solar Cell Fabricated by a Lamination Process. Adv. Mater., 20: 415–419. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701101
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 4 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAY 2007
- Solarmer Energy, Inc.
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research
- Solar cells
An electronic glue-based lamination process combined with interface modification is presented as a one-step process for semitransparent polymer solar cell fabrication. The device is metal-free, semitransparent, flexible, self-encapsulated, and highly efficient, with a maximum external quantum efficiency of 70 % and a power efficiency of 3 % under AM 1.5 global 1 sun solar illumination conditions. This approach represents a critical step towards the ultimate goal of low-cost polymer solar cells.