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"Development of High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Photovoltaic Modules" by Andreas Distler (4 MAR 2024)

ICMAB kindly invites you to the following Periodical Lecture:

21 February 2024

Development of High-Efficiency Large-Area Organic Photovoltaic Modules

Andreas Distler

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Institute Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (i-MEET)
Solar Factory of the Future – Emerging PV Modules Group

Monday, 4 Mar 2024
15.00 PM 
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles.


I will present the developments that enabled us to recently set a new world record efficiency for organic photovoltaic modules with 14.5% (15.0% on active area).

This includes finite element method computer simulations used to optimize the coating homogeneity and the solar module layout. Specifically, accelerated blade coating enables homogeneous large-area coatings with <5% thickness deviation and laser patterning allows for narrow cell interconnect widths of 120 µm. Barely any performance loss is observed when scaling 4 mm² cells up to >200 cm² modules, with all functional layers being processed in ambient air from non-halogenated solvents.

Short bio:

Andreas Distler obtained his degree in chemistry (2011) and Ph.D. (2015) from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in cooperation with Konarka Technologies. Afterwards, he has been leading the research and development activities of Belectric OPV as Director of R&D for two years, before he joined the “Solar Factory of the Future” at FAU in 2017 as founder and leader of the OPV Modules group.

Hosted by Sergi Riera-Galindo, NANOPTO, ICMAB-CSIC

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