Solar cells that convert sunlight into electrical power have demonstrated a large and consistent growth through several decades. The growth has spawned research on new technologies that potentially enable much faster, less costly and environmentally friendly manufacture from earth abundant materials. Here we review carbon based solar cells through a complete analysis of all the data that has been reported so far and we highlight what can be expected from carbon based technologies and draw scenarios of how it can be made of immediate use.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2013, Vol 119, p. 84-93
Polymer solar cells; All data reported until 2012; Statistical analysis; Comparison with other PV; Tandem cells