Pyramid shape of polymer solar cells: a simple solution to triple efficiency
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Pyramid-shaped polymer solar cells fabricated on flexible substrates were investigated. Effective light trapping can be realized due to light reflection in all 360 degrees directions, and 100% space utilization is achieved when assembled into arrays. The power conversion efficiency is enhanced by 200% ([60] PCBM as the acceptor) and 260% ([70] PCBM as the acceptor) with a dihedral angle of 30 degrees between the opposite sides of the pyramid compared with a planar device, and a high V-oc of 3.5 V in series connection is obtained. Considering the material utilization, an angle of 90 degrees for pyramid-shaped polymer solar cells is proposed. Pyramid-shaped polymer solar cells are particularly suitable for installation on roof of vehicles and houses, which have limited surface area.


Y. X. Xia

Jinan University

Lintao Hou

Jinan University

K. J. Ma

Jinan University

B. A. Wang

Jinan University

K. Xiong

Jinan University

P. Y. Liu

Jinan University

J. H. Liao

South China University of Technology

S. S. Wen

South China University of Technology

Ergang Wang

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Polymerteknologi

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

0022-3727 (ISSN)

Vol. 46 30


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