Semitransparent organic solar cells

Furong Zhu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The organic solar cell technology has attracted great interests due to its potential of low cost solution process capability. Bulk heterojunction organic solar cells offer a potentially much cheaper alternative way to harness solar energy, and can be made flexible and large area. They can also be made translucent and in different colors. As a result, the inexpensive fabrication process such as solution-process techniques, mechanical flexibility, light weight and visible-light transparency features make organic solar technology attractive for application in new markets, such as smart sensors, power generating window panes, building architecture, greenhouses and outdoor lifestyle, etc. After a brief overview of basics of organic photo-voltaics, the enhancement of semitransparent organic solar cells over the two competing performance indices of power conversion efficiency and transmittance will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalFrontiers of Optoelectronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • optical admittance analysis
  • optical and optimal design
  • organic photovoltaic
  • transparent electrode


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