Print Email Facebook Twitter Describing the light intensity dependence of polymer:fullerene solar cells using an adapted Shockley diode model Title Describing the light intensity dependence of polymer:fullerene solar cells using an adapted Shockley diode model Author Slooff, L.H. Veenstra, S.C. Kroon, J.M. Verhees, W. Koster, L.J.A. Galagan, Y. Publication year 2014 Abstract Solar cells are generally optimised for operation under AM1.5 100 mW cm-2 conditions. This is also typically done for polymer solar cells. However, one of the entry markets for this emerging technology is portable electronics. For this market, the spectral shape and intensity of typical illumination conditions deviate considerably from the standard test conditions (AM1.5, 100 mW cm-2, at 25 °C). The performance of polymer solar cells is strongly dependent on the intensity and spectral shape of the light source. For this reason the cells should be optimised for the specific application. Here a theoretical model is presented that describes the light intensity dependence of P3HT:[C60]PCBM solar cells. It is based on the Shockley diode equation, combined with a metal–insulator–metal model. In this way the observed light intensity dependence of P3HT:[C60]PCBM solar cells can be described using a 1-diode model, allowing fast optimization of polymer solar cells and module design. Subject Mechanics, Materials and StructuresHOL - HolstTS - Technical SciencesMaterials EnergyIndustrial InnovationSolar cellsLight intensityShockley diode model To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:d03cf0f2-9c86-401a-ab88-c412b77fd1ca DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cp55293d TNO identifier 493149 Source Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 16 (12), 5732-5738 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.