The European FP7 project X10D launched by Europe's Imec research consortium (Leuven, Belgium) and 16 project partners aim to bring organic photovoltaic technologies as competitive commercial alternatives to thin-film photovoltaic technologies.
The project is aimed at developing tandem organic solar cells with increased conversion efficiency and lifetime, and a decreased production cost.
Organic solar cells hold the promise of low-cost production and high throughput. Today OPV technologies are unstable when exposed to the ambient environment, and their power conversion efficiencies are not sufficient to be viable alternatives to the current dominating silicon photovoltaic technologies.
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Author: Nicolas Mokhoff/EE Times