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Title: Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules
Authors: Madsen, Morten V.
Gevorgyan, Suren A.
Pacios, R.
Ajuria, J.
Etxebarria, I.
Kettle, Jeff
Bristow, Noel D.
Neophytou, Marios
Choulis, Stelios A.
Roman, Lucimara Stolz
Yohannes, Teketel
Cester, Andrea
Cheng, Pei
Zhan, Xiaowei
Wu, Jiang
Xie, Zhiyuan
Tu, Wei-Chen
He, Jr-Hau
Fell, Christopher J.
Anderson, Kenrick
Hermenau, Martin
Bartesaghi, Davide
Koster, L. Jan Anton
Machui, Florian
Gonzalez-Valls, Irene
Lira-Cantu, Monica
Khlyabich, Petr P.
Thompson, Barry C.
Gupta, Ritu
Shanmugam, Kiruthika
Kulkarni, Giridhar U.
Galagan, Yulia
Urbina, Antonio
Abad, Jose
Roesch, Roland
Hoppe, Harald
Morvillo, P.
Bobeico, E.
Panaitescu, Eugen
Menon, Latika
Luo, Qun
Wu, Zhenwu
Ma, Changqi
Hambarian, Artak
Melikyan, Varuzhan
Hambsch, M.
Burn, Paul L.
Meredith, Paul
Rath, Thomas
Dunst, Sebastian
Trimmel, Gregor
Bardizza, Giorgio
Muellejans, Harald
Goryachev, A. E.
Misra, Ravi K.
Katz, Eugene A.
Takagi, Katsuhiko
Magaino, Shinichi
Saito, Hidenori
Aoki, Daisuke
Sommeling, Paul M.
Kroon, Jan M.
MANCA, Jean 
KESTERS, Jurgen 
MAES, Wouter 
Bobkova, Olga D.
Trukhanov, Vasily A.
Paraschuk, Dmitry Yu.
Castro, Fernando A.
Blakesley, James
Tuladhar, Sachetan M.
Roehr, Jason Alexander
Nelson, Jenny
Xia, Jiangbin
Parlak, Elif Alturk
Tumay, Tulay Ash
Egelhaaf, Hans-Joachim
Tanenbaum, David M.
Ferguson, Gretta Mae
Carpenter, Robert
Chen, Hongzheng
Zimmermann, Birger
Hirsch, Lionel
Wantz, Guillaume
Sun, Ziqi
Singh, Pradeep
Bapat, Chaitnya
Offermans, Ton
Krebs, Frederik C.
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Accurate characterization and reporting of organic photovoltaic (OPV) device performance reniains one of the important challenges in the field. The large spread among the efficiencies of devices with the same structure reported by different groups is significantly caused by different procedures and equipment used during testing. The presented article addresses this issue by offering a new method of device testing using "suitcase sample" approach combined with outdoor testing that limits the diversity of the equipment, and a strict measurement protocol. A round robin outdoor characterization of roll-to-roll coated OPV cells and modules conducted among 46 laboratories worldwide is presented, where the samples and the testing equipment were integrated in a compact suitcase that served both as a sample transportation tool and as a holder and test equipment during testing. In addition, an internet based coordination was used via that allowed fast and efficient communication among participants and provided a controlled reporting format for the results that eased the analysis of the data. The reported deviations among the laboratories were limited to 5% when compared to the Si reference device integrated in the suitcase and were up to 8% when calculated using the local irradiance data. Therefore, this method offers a fast, cheap and efficient tool for sample sharing and testing that allows conducting outdoor measurements of OPV devices in a reproducible manner. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: Madsen, MV (reprint author), Tech Univ Denmark, Dept Energy Convers & Storage, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde,
Keywords: OPV; round robin; interlaboratory study; worldwide coverage; organic photovoltaic; efficiency reporting
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ISSN: 0927-0248
e-ISSN: 1879-3398
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.07.021
ISI #: 000343612600036
Rights: © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2015
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