High Efficiency Organic Solar Cells: December 16, 2009 - February 2, 2011

Brian Keyes, Brian Keyes (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Details on the development of novel organic solar cells incorporating Trimetasphere based acceptors are presented including: baseline performance for Lu-PCBEH acceptor blended with P3HT demonstrated at 4.89% PCE exceeding the 4.5% PCE goal; an increase of over 250mV in Voc was demonstrated for Lu-PCBEH blended with low band gap polymers compared to a comparable C60-PCBM device. The actual Voc wascertified at 260mV higher for a low band gap polymer device using the Lu-PCBEH acceptor; and the majority of the effort was focused on development of a device with over 7% PCE. While low current and fill factors suppressed overall device performance for the low band gap polymers tested, significant discoveries were made that point the way for future development of these novel acceptor materials.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Luna Innovations, Inc., Danville, Virginia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5200-51382


  • C80
  • OPV
  • organic
  • photovoltaics
  • PV


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