Polymer Photovoltaics: Materials, Physics, and Device Engineering
CHAPTER 12: Semi-Transparent Polymer Solar Cells for Power Generating Window Applications
Published:08 Sep 2015
Special Collection: 2015 ebook collection , 2011-2015 materials and nanoscience subject collectionSeries: Polymer Chemistry Series
Realization of semitransparent organic photovoltaic cells (ST-OPVs) is an important step toward new applications such as power-generating tinted thin film coated coating on building windows, foldable curtains, automobile windshields, and other architectural and fashion elements. In this chapter, an overview of the state-of-the-art ST-OPVs are discussed, and together with several important factors that are required to achieving achieve high performance ST-OPVs, including the development of new transparent electrodes, efficient low-bandgap materials, new device structures, and optical engineering are discussed.