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World’s first all-inkjet-printed OPVs offer flexibility for fast product development

Scientists from Solliance, the cross-border thin-film solar cell research alliance, have produced the world’s first organic photovoltaics (OPVs) to be made exclusively with inkjet printing processes.

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White paper on status and market potential OPV

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

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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Heliatek reaches efficiency record with 40% transparent organic solar cells

Heliatek reaches efficiency record with 40% transparent organic solar cells

Dresden, March 24, 2014 – Heliatek GmbH, worldleading company in the production of organic solar film, has reached a new record in the efficiency of transparent solar cells. The latest development allows transparency levels up to 40% with an efficiency of over 7%. The company already holds the world record of 12% cell efficiency for opaque (non-transparent) organic solar cells.

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Imec Achieves Record 8.4 Percent Conversion Efficiency in Fullerene-Free Organic Solar Cells

Imec Achieves Record 8.4 Percent Conversion Efficiency in Fullerene-Free Organic Solar Cells

In this week’s Nature Communications imec presents the development of fullerene-free organic photovoltaic (OPV) multilayer stacks achieving a record conversion efficiency of 8.4 percent. This breakthrough achievement is an important step to bring organic photovoltaic cells to a higher level in the competitive thin-film photovoltaics marketplace.

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Efficient Tandem and Triple-Junction Polymer Solar Cells

Efficient Tandem and Triple-Junction Polymer Solar Cells

TU/e demonstrates tandem and triple-junction polymer solar cells with power conversion efficiencies of 8.9% and 9.6% ...

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Reducing ecological footprint of OPV production

Reducing ecological footprint of OPV production

Eindhoven 07 May 2013 - Solliance - a cross-border research initiative on thin film photovoltaics by ECN, Holst Centre, imec, TNO, TU Eindhoven and FZ Jülich - has achieved a world first with a new inkjet printing process for manufacturing environmentally friendly OPV cells that deliver benchmark efficiency. Completely compatible with existing manufacturing technology, the process replaces toxic chlorinated solvents with more benign alternatives. The result builds on a combined achievement of Solliance and French OPV manufacturer DisaSolar, and was also supported by the EU FP7 project X10D.

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Heliatek consolidates its technology leadership by establishing a new world record for organic solar technology with a cell efficiency of 12%

Heliatek consolidates its technology leadership by establishing a new world record for organic solar technology with a cell efficiency of 12%

Dresden, Germany, January 16, 2013 – Heliatek GmbH, the leader in organic solar films, today announced a record breaking 12.0% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells. This world record, established in cooperation with the University of Ulm and TU Dresden, was measured by the accredited testing facility SGS. The measurement campaign at SGS also validated the superior low light and high temperature performances of organic photovoltaics (OPV) compared to traditional solar technologies.

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Solliance and imec join forces in thin film PV R&D

Solliance and imec join forces in thin film PV R&D

Imec and Solliance announce (05.09.2011) that imec will be a full partner of Solliance.

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