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

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Abstract

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%.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2013, accepted on 26 Jun 2013 and first published on 26 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40860D
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 2714-2720
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    High-performance semi-transparent polymer solar cells possessing tandem structures

    C. Chen, L. Dou, J. Gao, W. Chang, G. Li and Y. Yang, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2714
    DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40860D

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