New organic PV project launched at MCI, SDU

MCI, SDU is lead partner of a new project that focus on improving the stability of organic solar cells. The project CompliantPV, launched in January 2017, is funded by in total 6 MDKK from the Villum Foundation, and aims to target the stability of flexible organic solar cells and improve at the same time both the photo-oxidative and mechanical stability of flexible solar cells by introducing specially formulated stabilizing compounds into the active layers in the cells.

The project will ultimately lead to flexible solar cells with drastically improved lifetimes, which is an important step in the further development of the technology. The project is led by the Organic Photovoltaics group at NanoSYD, MCI, SDU, and conducted in close collaboration with the Danish Technical University, Chemical Engineering (Prof. Anne Ladegaard Skov) and the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (Prof. Peter Remsen Ogilby) in Denmark.

The image displays a solar cell lifetime setup with multiple sample holders that support in total 50 organic solar cell substrates illuminated by a solar simulator and measured continuously for lifetime analysis. The sample holders are loaded in a glovebox that contains only Nitrogen.

For further information, please contact:
Associate Professor Morten Madsen, madsen@mci.sdu.dk
Dr. Vida Engmann, engmann@mci.sdu.dk