Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 3, 2009
Previous Article Next Article

Organic photovoltaics

Author affiliations


Organic photovoltaics, the technology to convert sun light into electricity by employing thin films of organic semiconductors, has been the subject of active research over the past 20 years and has received increased interest in recent years by the industrial sector. This technology has the potential to spawn a new generation of low-cost, solar-powered products with thin and flexible form factors. Here, we introduce the energy and environmental science community to the basic concepts of organic photovoltaics and discuss some recent science and engineering results and future challenges.

Graphical abstract: Organic photovoltaics

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 21 Jul 2008, accepted on 04 Dec 2008 and first published on 07 Jan 2009

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B812502N
Energy Environ. Sci., 2009,2, 251-261

  •   Request permissions

    Organic photovoltaics

    B. Kippelen and J. Brédas, Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 251
    DOI: 10.1039/B812502N

Search articles by author