Title: Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules
Authors: MADSEN Morten V.GEVORGYAN SurenPACIOS R.AJURIA J.ETXEBARRIA I.KETTLE JeffBRISTOW Noel D.NEOPHYTOU MariosCHOULIS Stelios A.ROMAN Lucimara StolzYOHANNES TeketelCESTER AndreaCHENG PeiZHAN XiaoweiWU JiangXIE ZhiyuanTU Wei-ChenHE Jr-HauFELL Christopher J.ANDERSON KenrickHERMENAU MartinBARTESAGHI DavideKOSTER Jan AntonMACHUI FlorianGONZÁLEZ-VALLS IreneLIRA-CANTU MonicaKHLYABICH Petr P.THOMPSON Barry C.GUPTA RituSHANMUGAM KiruthikaKULKARNI Giridhar U.GALAGAN YuliaURBINA AntonioABAD JoseROESCH RolandHOPPE HaraldMORVILLO PasqualeBOBEICO E.PANAITESCU EugenMENON LatikaLUO QunWU ZhenwuMA ChangqiHAMBARIAN ArtakMELIKYAN VaruzhanHAMBSCH M.BURN Paul L.MEREDITH PaulRATH ThomasDUNST SebastianTRIMMEL GregorBARDIZZA GIORGIOMUELLEJANS HaraldGORYACHEV A. E.MISRA Ravi K.KATZ Eugene A.TAKAGI KatsuhikoMAGAINO ShinichiSAITO HidenoriAOKI DaisukeSOMMELING Paul M.KROON Jan M.VANGERVEN TimMANCA JeanKESTERS JurgenMAES WouterBOBKOVA Olga D.TRUKHANOV Vasily A.PARASCHUK Dmitry Yu.CASTRO Fernando A.BLAKESLEY James C.TULADHAR Pabitra S.RÖHR Jason AlexanderNELSON JennyXIA JiangbinPARLAK Elif AlturkTUMAY Tülay AslıEGELHAAF Hans-JoachimTANENBAUM David M.FERGUSON Gretta MaeCARPENTER RobertCHEN HongzhengZIMMERMANN BirgerHIRSCH LionelWANTZ GuillaumeSUN ZiqiSINGH PradeepBAPAT ChaitnyaOFFERMANS TonKREBS Frederik C.
Citation: SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS vol. 130 p. 281–290
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC91132
ISSN: 0927-0248
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927024814003821
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91132
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.07.021
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Accurate characterization and reporting of organic photovoltaic (OPV) device performance remains one of the important challenges in the field. The large spread among the efficiencies of devices with the same structure reported by different groups is significantly caused by different procedures and equipment used during testing. The presented article addresses this issue by offering a new method of device testing using “suitcase sample” approach combined with outdoor testing that limits the diversity of the equipment, and a strict measurement protocol. A round robin outdoor characterization of roll-to-roll coated OPV cells and modules conducted among 46 laboratories worldwide is presented, where the samples and the testing equipment were integrated in a compact suitcase that served both as a sample transportation tool and as a holder and test equipment during testing. Additionally, an internet based coordination was used via plasticphotovoltaics.org that allowed fast and efficient communication among participants and provided a controlled reporting format for the results that eased the analysis of the data. The reported deviations among the laboratories were limited to 5 % when compared to the Si reference device integrated in the suitcase and were up to 8 % when calculated using the local irradiance data. Therefore, this method offers a fast, cheap and efficient tool for sample sharing and testing that allows conducting outdoor measurements of OPV devices in a reproducible manner.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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