Next Generation Photovoltaics Lecture Series:
Organic Photovoltaics: Today and Tomorrow
Nicholas J. DeWeerd
Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado State University Strauss-Boltalina Research Group Department of Chemistry
Webinar: Tuesday, February 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Organic photovoltaics (OPV) are a rapidly developing area of research at the academic level with new insights into the generation and propagation of charges as well as the functional requirements for designing ideal morphologies for high efficiency devices. Simultaneously, industry advances have allowed OPV to make it to market as they fill demand in the photovoltaic market for cheap, flexible, and versatile solar cells. Future advances in the OPV field will focus on overcoming hurdles associated with mass production of OPV devices such as increasing efficiency, expanding optimization protocols, improving device fabrication techniques, and developing systems with minimal post fabrication optimization to further lower manufacturing costs. These points will be discussed in the context of current information available and the future outlook for this technology.
The lecture is part of the Next Generation Photovolatics series.
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Colorado State University are partners in supporting the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, a part of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program.