Title

A cost-effective, long-lifetime efficient organic luminescent solar concentrator

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

AIP Publishing

School

School of Science

RAS ID

21552

Comments

Mouedden, Y. E., Ding, B., Song, Q., Li, G., Nguyen, H., & Alameh, K. (2015). A cost-effective, long-lifetime efficient organic luminescent solar concentrator. Journal of Applied Physics, 118(1), 015502. Available here

Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate the concept of a cost-effective, environment-friendly, highly stable, and efficient organic luminescent solar concentrator (OLSC) structure based on the use of an optically transparent lamination layer comprising a blend of an organic semiconductor host material and an organic red dye material, which is sandwiched between two glass panes. Experimental results demonstrate that the developed OLSC can achieve a power conversion efficiency of up to 5.3% and a lifetime of >1.0 × 105 h when operated in ambient environment. This is attributed to the enhanced solar light harvesting of the host materials, the ultra-low ultraviolet transmission, and negligible oxygen and water content permeability of the ultraviolet cured lamination layer. The high efficiency in conjunction with the cost-effective material selection contributes to the low cost per peak watt, making the reported OLSC structures attractive for building-integrated photovoltaic applications.

DOI

10.1063/1.4923389

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