Organic PV cell, 2cm²

Organic PV is a technology well suited to flexible designs, for consumer applications rather than for long-term power supply. Research on organic PV covers topics ranging from basic studies such as material development and modelling to specific processing methods and accelerated ageing test procedures for encapsulation and reliability testing.

Seven Research Infrastructures are available in this field of organic PV:

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Research Infrastructures

Main characteristics



Ultra-barrier layers characterisation, accelerated ageing tests, lifetime prediction


SLOOP – ENEA Portici LabOratory Organic PV

Processing and characterization of organic photovoltaics (OPV) in various configurations


O-line infrastructure

Glovebox, various application technologies of polymers and small molecules : evaporation, spray coating, screen and ink-jet printing

Risö DTU

OPV solar cell processing facility

Glovebox, roll to roll printing and coating

Risö DTU

Advanced characterisation for OPV cells

XRay, SIMS, UV-visible spectroscopic ellipsometry

Risö DTU

Characterisation Laboratory for Organic Photovoltaics (CLOP)

Characterisation of performance and lifetime according to ISOS protocols


OPV solar cell processing facility

Clean room, electrochemical synthesis unit, solution processing unit including printing machines, module encapsulation


Characterisation and aging test

SEM-EDS, AFM, XPS, FTIR, Raman and UV-visible spectroscopy


OPV solar cell processing facility

Several roll to roll production equipment and printing machines