Scalable, ambient atmosphere roll-to-roll manufacture of encapsulated large area, flexible organic tandem solar cell modules

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Andersen TR, Dam HF, Hosel M, Helgesen M, Carle JE, Larsen-Olsen TT, Gevorgyan SA, Andreasen JW, Adams J, Li N, Machui F, Spyropoulos G, Ameri T, Lemaitre N, Legros M, Scheel A, Gaiser D, Kreul K, Berny S, Lozman OR, Nordman S, Valimaki M, Vilkman M, Sondergaard RR, Jorgensen M, Brabec C, Krebs FC
Journal: Energy and Environmental Science
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 7
Journal issue: 9
Pages range: 2925-2933
ISSN: 1754-5692
eISSN: 1754-5706
Language: English


Abstract


Inline printing and coating methods have been demonstrated to enable a high technical yield of fully roll-to-roll processed polymer tandem solar cell modules. We demonstrate generality by employing different material sets and also describe how the ink systems must be carefully co-developed in order to reach the ambitious objective of a fully printed and coated 14-layer flexible tandem solar cell stack. The roll-to-roll methodologies involved are flexographic printing, rotary screen printing, slot-die coating, X-ray scattering, electrical testing and UV-lamination. Their combination enables the manufacture of completely functional devices in exceptionally high yields. Critical to the ink and process development is a carefully chosen technology transfer to industry method where first a roll coater is employed enabling contactless stack build up, followed by a small roll-to-roll coater fitted to an X-ray machine enabling in situ studies of wet ink deposition and drying mechanisms, ultimately elucidating how a robust inline processed recombination layer is key to a high technical yield. Finally, the transfer to full roll-to-roll processing is demonstrated. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Adams, Jens
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
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
Merck Chemicals Ltd.
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:
Andersen, T.R., Dam, H.F., Hosel, M., Helgesen, M., Carle, J.E., Larsen-Olsen, T.T.,... Krebs, F.C. (2014). Scalable, ambient atmosphere roll-to-roll manufacture of encapsulated large area, flexible organic tandem solar cell modules. Energy and Environmental Science, 7(9), 2925-2933. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ee01223b

MLA:
Andersen, Thomas R., et al. "Scalable, ambient atmosphere roll-to-roll manufacture of encapsulated large area, flexible organic tandem solar cell modules." Energy and Environmental Science 7.9 (2014): 2925-2933.

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