SEMI PV76 - Test Method for Durability of Low Light Intensity Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)
This Standard was technically approved by the Photovoltaic Global Technical Committee. This edition was approved for publication by the global Audits and Reviews Subcommittee on December 8, 2016. Available at www.semiviews.org and www.semi.org in January 2016.
This Standard provides a durability test method for organic photovoltaic (OPV)/dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) according to its design qualification.
The major difference between OPV/DSSC and p-n junction solar cell is photoelectric conversion mechanism, such as with a period.
The operation principle of OPV/DSSC is using layers of organic molecules subject to lighting after excitation electrons then pass to the inorganic/organic layer of the wide energy gap nano-layer and voltage.
Environmental degradation factors (humidity, temperature, light) will address the performance and reliability for OPV/DSSC device.
The Standard aims to develop a durability test method to evaluate OPV/DSSC. This activity will develop an evaluation principle and guideline for industries to follow and speed up the research for OPV/DSSC products as well:
- To evaluate OPV/DSSC performance during a light soaking test.
- To evaluate OPV/DSSC performance during a thermal cycle test.
- To evaluate OPV/DSSC performance during a damp heat test.
For other PV technologies, the proposed qualification would be helpful to refer to in similar low light application like OPV/DSSC.
Referenced SEMI Standards
SEMI PV57 — Test Method for Current-Voltage (I-V) Performance Measurement of Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)
SEMI PV69 — Test Method for Spectrum Response (SR) Measurement of Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)