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Solar park

Organic solar cell solar park

The solar park is based on polymer solar cells developed in house and is the first ever organic solar cell park. The energy payback time for the practical installation of polymer solar cells on the wooden 250 square meter platform is 180 days when operated in southern Spain. In Denmark where the current installation is located the energy payback time is 277 days.

Installation and de-installation rate have been demonstrated to be above 100 m/min (see the video below). This makes the solar park installation extremely fast in comparison with all existing solar cell technologies.

You can read more about the solar park in the article "Rise to power - OPV based solar parks". The article is open access.

Krebs, F. C., Espinosa, N., Hösel, M., Søndergaard, R. R., & Jørgensen, M.
25th Anniversary Article: Rise to power - OPV based solar parks.
Advanced Materials. 2014, 26, 29-39
You can read the article here (free access!): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201302031/full

The technology behind these serial connected solar cells (Infinity concept) is described in the following papers.
Similar flexible solar panels for your own project can be found on infinityPV.com


Peter Sommer-Larsen, Mikkel Jørgensen, Roar R. Søndergaard, Markus Hösel and Frederik C. Krebs
It is all in the Pattern - High-Efficiency Power Extraction from Polymer Solar Cells through High-Voltage Serial Connection
Energy Technology. 2013, 1, 15-19
You can read the article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ente.201200055/abstract

Fast installation of flexible organic solar cells in the solar park

Satellite view and location of the solar park (summer/autumn 2015):


Alternative deployment concepts:

corresponding publication:
Nieves Espinosa, Markus Hösel, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
Large scale deployment of polymer solar cells on land, on sea and in the air
Energy & Environmental Science. 2014, 7, 855-866
You can read the article here (open access!): http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/ee/c3ee43212b

Decommissioning & recycling:
corresponding publication:
Roar R. Søndergaard, Nieves Espinosa, Mikkel Jørgensen and Frederik C. Krebs
Efficient decommissioning and recycling of polymer solar cells: justification for use of silver
Energy & Environmental Science. 2014, 7, 1006-1012
You can read the article here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/ee/c3ee43746a

Ecodesign of an OPV solar park:
corresponding publication:
Nieves Espinosa, Alexis Laurent, and Frederik C. Krebs
Ecodesign of organic photovoltaic modules from Danish and Chinese perspectives
Energy & Environmental Science. 2015, 8, 2537-2550
You can read the article here: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/ee/c5ee01763g

PV module measurement
corresponding publication:
Rafael García-Valverde, Samir Chaouki-Almagro, Michael Corazza, Nieves Espinosa, Markus Hösel, Roar R. Søndergaard, Mikkel Jørgensen, José A. Villarejo, and Frederik C. Krebs
Portable and wireless IV-curve tracer for >5 kV organic photovoltaic modules
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2016, 151, 60-65
You can read the article here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092702481600074X

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