Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) offer a differentiated value proposition from other photovoltaic technologies. They combine superior low-light performance with the ability for semi-transparent electricity generation, as well as tunable color, which adds aesthetic appeal in product design. OPVs can be manufactured using established highly scalable solution deposition techniques on flexible plastic substrates. While small area research devices continue to improve their photovoltaic performance, there has been limited success reported with large area photovoltaic modules.
This talk will highlight some of the challenges from scaling small research devices to large area photovoltaic modules using scalable solution processing. Challenges such as air stability, material solubility, toxic ink formulations and thick photoactive layers (> 300 nm) will be highlighted resulting in leading 8% power conversion efficiency OPV modules.
Speaker Biography (Brian Worfolk)
Brian Worfolk is a Senior Scientist at Phillips 66 in Organic Photovoltaics. Previously Brian was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University where he worked on organic electronics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Materials Chemistry. Brian has published 16 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has 17 patents and patent applications
Company Profile (Phillips 66)
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $52 billion of assets as of March 31, 2018.