1 Solar Energy Programme, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark2 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark3 Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark
A simple and efficient method for the encapsulation of polymer and organic photovoltaic prototypes is presented. The method employs device preparation on glass substrates with subsequent sealing using glass fiber reinforced thermosetting epoxy (prepreg) against a back plate. The method allows for transporting oxygen and water sensitive devices outside a glove box environment after sealing and enables sharing of devices between research groups such that efficiency and stability can be evaluated in different laboratories. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2006, Vol 90, Issue 20, p. 3633-3643