Cost analysis of roll-to-roll fabricated ITO free single and tandem organic solar modules based on data from manufacture

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Machui F, Hosel M, Li N, Spyropoulos G, Ameri T, Sondergaard RR, Jorgensen M, Scheel A, Gaiser D, Kreul K, Lenssen D, Legros M, Lemaitre N, Vilkman M, Valimaki M, Nordman S, Brabec C, Krebs FC
Journal: Energy and Environmental Science
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 7
Journal issue: 9
Pages range: 2792-2802
ISSN: 1754-5692
eISSN: 1754-5706
Language: English


Abstract


We present a cost analysis based on state of the art printing and coating processes to fully encapsulated, flexible ITO- and vacuum-free polymer solar cell modules. Manufacturing data for both single junctions and tandem junctions are presented and analyzed. Within this calculation the most expensive layers and processing steps are identified. Based on large roll-to-roll coating experiments the exact material consumptions were determined. In addition to the data for the pilot scale experiment presented here, projections to medium and large scale scenarios serve as a guide to achieve cost targets of 5 €ct per W in a detailed material and cost analysis. These scenarios include the replacement of cost intensive layers, as well as process optimization steps. Furthermore, the cost structures for single and tandem devices are listed in detail and discussed. In an optimized model the material costs drop below 10 € per m which proves that OPV is a competitive alternative to established power generation technologies. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Ameri, Tayebeh Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Brabec, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Li, Ning Dr.-Ing.
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Machui, Florian
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Spyropoulos, Georgios
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


External institutions with authors

DELO Industrial Adhesives
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG
Technical University of Denmark / Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


Research Fields

B Nanoelectronic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Machui, F., Hosel, M., Li, N., Spyropoulos, G., Ameri, T., Sondergaard, R.R.,... Krebs, F.C. (2014). Cost analysis of roll-to-roll fabricated ITO free single and tandem organic solar modules based on data from manufacture. Energy and Environmental Science, 7(9), 2792-2802. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ee01222d

MLA:
Machui, Florian, et al. "Cost analysis of roll-to-roll fabricated ITO free single and tandem organic solar modules based on data from manufacture." Energy and Environmental Science 7.9 (2014): 2792-2802.

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