|Title||Round robin performance testing of organic photovoltaic devices|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Gevorgyan, S.A., Zubillaga O., de Seoane J.M.V., Machado M., Parlak E.A., Tore N., Voroshazi E., Aernouts T., Müllejans H., Bardizza G., Taylor N., Verhees W., Kroon J.M., Morvillo P., Minarini Carla, Roca F., Castro F.A., Cros S., Lechêne B., Trigo J.F., Guillén C., Herrero J., Zimmermann B., Sapkota S.B., Veit C., Würfel U., Tuladhar P.S., Durrant J.R., Winter S., Rousu S., Välimäki M., Hinrichs V., Cowan S.R., Olson D.C., Sommer-Larsen P., and Krebs F.C.|
|Keywords||algorithm, fuel cell, Intercomparability, IV characterization, Laboratories, laboratory method, Mathematical models, Organic photovoltaics, performance assessment, photovoltaic system, Renewable energy resources, renewable resource, research work, Round Robin, Routers, Silicon solar cells, solar power, Standard testing, testing method|
This study addresses the issue of poor intercomparability of measurements of organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices among different laboratories. We present a round robin performance testing of novel OPV devices among 16 laboratories, organized within the framework of European Research Infrastructure Project (SOPHIA) and European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). Three types of OPVs with different structures, dimensions and encapsulations are studied and compared with reference Si solar cells certified by accredited laboratories. The agreement of the measurements of these among different laboratories is analyzed by focusing on testing procedures, testing equipment and sample designs. A number of deviations and pitfalls are revealed and based on the analyses, a set of recommendations are suggested for improving the agreement among the measurements of such OPV technologies. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
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