Salim, Muath Bani and Nekovei, Reza and Jeyakumar, R. (0198) Organic tandem solar cells with 18.6% efficiency. Solar Energy, 198. pp. 160-166. ISSN 0038-092X

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Tandem organic photovoltaic (TOPV) cell is one of the technologies to harvest more solar power by staking two or more OPV devices on top of each other. Recently, the highest power conversion efficiency (PCE) ever achieved was 17.3%. Herein, this paper simulates the response of 676 different TOPV devices that consists front and back OPV cells. For this purpose, this paper uses the best 26 single-cell OPV devices to form the TOPV front and back cells combinations. The results show that there are some new TOPVs that can exceed 17.3% efficiency limit for TOPV. Also, in this work thickness optimization was performed for these new TOPV devices with an objective of efficiency maximization. As a result, using PBDTS-TDZ: ITIC in the front cells and PTB7-Th: O6T-4F:PC71BM in the back cell gives 18.6% efficiency. Likewise, the TOPV of PBDB-T-2F:TfIF-4FIC in the front cell with PTB7Th:O6T-4F:PC71BM in the back cell gives 18.06% efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier.
Subjects: Energy Fuels
Depositing User: Mr. Yogesh Joshi
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 06:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 06:51

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