H01L 31/18(20130101), H01L 31/0256(20130101), H01L 31/0481(20130101), H01L 51/0003(20130101), H01L 51/4253(20130101), H01L 51/0036(20130101), H01L 51/0037(20130101), H01L 51/441(20130101), H01L 2251/308(20130101), Y02E 10/549(20130101)
The fabrication and characterization of large scale inverted organic solar array fabricated using all-spray process is disclosed, consisting of four layers; ITO-Cs2CO3-(P3HT:PCBM)-modified PEDPT:PSS, on a substrate. With PEDPT:PSS as the anode, the encapsulated solar array shows more than 30% transmission in the visible to near IR range. Optimization by thermal annealing was performed based on single-cell or multiple-cell arrays. Solar illumination has been demonstrated to improve solar array efficiency up to 250% with device efficiency of 1.80% under AM1.5 irradiance. The performance enhancement under illumination occurs only with sprayed devices, indicating device enhancement under sunlight, which is beneficial for solar energy applications. The semi-transparent property of the solar module allows for applications on windows and windshields, indoor applications, and soft fabric substances such as tents, military back-packs or combat uniforms, providing a highly portable renewable power supply for deployed military forces.
Jiang, Xiaomei Jane and Lewis, Jason Erik, "Organic photovoltaic array and method of manufacture" (2015). USF Patents. 43.
University of South Florida