Print Email Facebook Twitter The OE-A OPV demonstrator anno domini 2011 Title The OE-A OPV demonstrator anno domini 2011 Author Krebs, F.C. Fyenbo, J. Tanenbaum, D.M. Gevorgyan, S.A. Andriessen, H.A.J.M. van Remoortere, B. Galagan, Y.O. Jørgensen, M. Publication year 2011 Abstract Polymer solar cells were prepared in large numbers using roll-to-roll methods and were subsequently integrated into the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) demonstrator in the year 2011 and presented as a small credit card sized lamp with a flat outline. The lamp comprised the polymer solar cell together with printed circuitry, discrete components and flexible lithium polymer batteries. The number of discrete steps required for the manufacture of the lamp was 35 and more than 10000 units of the demonstrator was manufactured. We describe the efforts towards increasing the technical yield which was 89% overall and discuss the compromises that had to be made to achieve the high technical yield for a process that was as automated as possible. All the steps in the preparation of the solar cell, the circuitry and the overlays were performed using full roll-to-roll methods. The mounting of the discrete components, such as LED, diode and Zener diode, was performed in sheets of 15 units using a fully automated SMD mounting machine. The mounting of the batteries, contacts and final testing was done manually. The lamination into the final lamp and the final laser cutting into the discrete lamps were performed using automated systems. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Subject Mechatronics, Mechanics & MaterialsHOL - HolstTS - Technical SciencesHigh Tech Systems & MaterialsElectronicsIndustrial InnovationAutomated systemsCredit cardsDiscrete componentsDiscrete stepLaser cuttingLithium polymer batteriesMounting machinesOrganic electronicsPolymer Solar CellsPrinted circuitryRoll to rollAutomationLithiumMountingsPolymersZener diodesLight emitting diodesautomationelectronic equipmentelectronics industrylithiummanufacturingpolymersolar power To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:15d91088-d076-44d8-9abb-1776e0ef57c7 TNO identifier 461414 ISSN 1754-5692 Source Energy and Environmental Science, 4 (10), 4116-4123 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.