Advanced Materials

A Semi-transparent Plastic Solar Cell Fabricated by a Lamination Process


  • This work is financially supported by Solarmer Energy, Inc., and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


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.

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