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White paper on status and market potential OPV

Nov 14, 2014 02:50

Photovoltaics (PV) has shown a tremendous growth in the last 10 years which has resulted in a continuous decrease of the total costs, making PV almost cost competitive with traditional energy sources. The primary focus has been on efficiency enhancement, volume expansion and cost reduction and to go to TW scale production.

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Successful Upscaling of OPV Cells Paves Way for Market Introduction

Successful Upscaling of OPV Cells Paves Way for Market Introduction

Sep 23, 2014 10:39

Amsterdam — September 22, 2014 — At this week’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014), nanoelectronics research center imec presents a fullerene-free organic photovoltaic (OPV) module of 160cm^2 achieving a conversion efficiency above 5 percent, and a semi-transparent OPV module with an efficiency above 4.5 percent. With both modules showing excellent electrical and optical properties, imec’s latest achievement in the upscaling of OPV cells into highly efficient and stable modules is an important step in realizing the product development of organic photovoltaics.

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