Highly efficient hybrid polymer and amorphous silicon multijunction solar cells with effective optical management

H. Tan, A. Furlan, Weiwei Li, K. Arapov, R. Santbergen, M.M. Wienk, M. Zeman, A.H.M. Smets, R.A.J. Janssen

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Abstract

Highly efficient hybrid multijunction solar cells are constructed with a wide-bandgap amorphous silicon for the front subcell and a low-bandgap polymer for the back subcell. Power conversion efficiencies of 11.6% and 13.2% are achieved in tandem and triple-junction configurations, respectively. The high efficiencies are enabled by deploying effective optical management and by using photoactive materials with complementary absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2170-2177
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • amorphous silicon
  • high efficiency
  • multijunction
  • optical management
  • polymer solar cells

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