Professor Kung-Hwa Wei’s Research Team from NYCU has Achieved a Breakthrough in Translucent Solar Cell Efficiency, Enhancing the Benefits of Smart Greenhouses

2021-12-03

陽明交大韋光華教授團隊研究所製備之半透明有機太陽能電池是在該領域目前光電能量轉換效率最高之元件。

Renewable energy technology development has become a crucial field of research. In particular, organic solar cells feature flexible components, are manufactured in large areas through printing, employ low-carbon production technology, and are low in material costs. With their photoelectric energy conversion efficiency reaching 18% in recent years, these cells have a strong potential for commercialization.

Prof. Kung-Hwa Wei of the NYCU Department of Material Science and Engineering has extensive experience leading research teams in the field of semi-transparent organic solar cell research. Recently, his team applied the novel method of continuous coating (SD) to their semi-transparent organic solar cells to provide them with a p-i-n active layer structure. Thus, when the visible light transmittance of the component is increased, its high photoelectric conversion efficiency is maintained. This allows the semi-transparent organic solar cells prepared by the team to become the most efficient organic solar cells in terms of photoelectric conversion. The team’s research results have been published as a cover article in the internationally renowned scientific magazine Advanced Energy Materials (journal impact factor: 29). Currently, Prof. Wei’s team is actively researching the application of this technology in smart greenhouses.

The aforementioned research results have helped Taiwan to achieve world-class standards with respect to semi-transparent organic solar cell technology, demonstrating Taiwan’s capability to develop this technology independently. Currently, research is being conducted on the application of this technology to enhance the economic benefits of smart agriculture.

圖一、半透明有機太陽能電池元件p I N主動層截面分子結構示意圖(藍色圓盤與紫色線條分別代表p 型高分子及n 型小分子)

 

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