High-performance semi-transparent polymer solar cells possessing tandem structures

Chun Chao Chen, Letian Dou, Jing Gao, Wei Hsuan Chang, Gang Li, Yang Yang

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In this study we employed tandem device architectures to tune the external appearance and light-conversion properties of polymer solar cells (PSCs) from visibly transparent to semi-transparent, making them more versatile for integrated photovoltaic applications and more efficient under solar illumination. Our best transparent solar cell was a tandem PSC exhibiting an efficiency of 6.4% and a maximum transmission of 51% at 550 nm; in contrast, a semi-transparent tandem PSC having an average transmission of 30% in the visible range exhibited an efficiency greater than 7%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2714-2720
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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