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Title: Organic and perovskite solar cells for space applications
Authors: Cardinaletti, Ilaria
Vangerven, Tim
Nagels, Steven
Cornelissen, Rob
Schreurs, Dieter
Hruby, Jaroslav
Vodnik, Jelle
Devisscher, Dries
Kesters, Jurgen
D'Haen, Jan
Franquete, Alexis
Spampinatoe, Valentina
Conarde, Thierry
Maes, Wouter
Deferme, Wim
Manca, Jean V.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Solar energy materials and solar cells, 182, p. 121-127
Abstract: For almost sixty years, solar energy for space applications has relied on inorganic photovoltaics, evolving from solar cells made of single crystalline silicon to triple junctions based on germanium and III-V alloys. The class of organic-based photovoltaics, which ranges from all-organic to hybrid perovskites, has the potential of becoming a disruptive technology in space applications, thanks to the unique combination of appealing intrinsic properties (e.g. record high specific power, tunable absorption window) and processing possibilities. Here, we report on the launch of the stratospheric mission OSCAR, which demonstrated for the first time organic-based solar cell operation in extra-terrestrial conditions. This successful maiden flight for organic-based photovoltaics opens a new paradigm for solar electricity in space, from satellites to orbital and planetary space stations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25879
DOI: j.solmat.2018.03.024
ISSN: 0927-0248
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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