Advancement of photovoltaics that can be applied like paint for real-life application

Sep 9, 2020 12:43 PM ET
  • Scientists in Korea have efficiently established a high-efficiency large-area organic solution processable solar cell by controlling the speed at which the option of basic materials for solar cells ended up being strengthened after being covered.
Advancement of photovoltaics that can be applied like paint for real-life application

The team led by Dr. Hae Jung Son from the Photo-electronic Hybrids Research Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) introduced that they have identified the distinction in the device of movie formation between a little location and a big area of organic solar cells in a service process as well as, by fixing the concern worrying the associated process modern technology, developed a high-efficiency large-area organic photovoltaics.

If a photovoltaic material is made in the form of paint that can be applied to any type of surface, such as the exterior of a structure or a car, it will be feasible to accomplish power self-sufficiency and also provide affordable green power to those struggling with power destitution.

Not just that, it will certainly be very easy to use space for installment of photovoltaics even on city structures, and ideally, the solar panels will certainly be kept by re-applying the "paint.".

When it concerns remedy processable solar cells, which function by layer the surface with the solar cell service, the photoactive area that creates power still continue to be on a laboratory range. When put on a big location to generate enough electrical power for it to be sensible, there are concerns associated minimized efficiency and also reproducibility because of product- and also process-related restrictions, and this has actually been a challenge to commercialization.

Dr. Son's group at KIST disclosed that readily available organic materials end up being conveniently taken shape, that makes them inappropriate for large-area solution procedures.

When it comes to the large-area solution procedure for commercial uses, the process through which the solvent in which the solar cell material is liquified vaporizes to develop a film happens gradually, consequently leading to cluster as well as various other sensations, and also this in turn reduces the efficiency of the solar cell.

When it comes to the spin layer method, which is a small-area procedure utilized in laboratory research study, the substrated is rapidly turned during the film formation process in order to quicken the solvent evaporation, as well as this makes it feasible to create a movie without the abovementioned trouble concerning minimized performance.

Based upon this information, KIST researchers created high-performance large-area organic photovoltaics by controlling the solvent dissipation rate adhering to the coating step in a large-area service procedure as a method to develop a movie optimized for solar cell performance. As a result, high-efficiency large-area organic photovoltaics with 30% higher power conversion effectiveness than existing photovoltaics were achieved.

Dr. Son said, "The core style concepts of solar cell materials efficient in top notch large-area using the option will certainly increase the growth of option processable solar cells in the future. [This research] has added to not just raising the performance of next-generation service processable solar cells yet also the advancement of core technology for making large-area solar cell products required for commercialization.".

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