Optimized parameter extraction techniques for enhanced performance evaluation of organic solar cells

Mohd Uvais, Asif Jamil Ansari, Mohammed Asim, Mohammad Saood Manzar


The global energy landscape is in the midst of a transformative shift, compelled by the urgent need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and embrace eco-friendly alternatives. Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) have emerged as a promising alternative, offering the distinct advantage of performing well in low-light conditions, including indoor environments. Extensive research and development efforts are dedicated to realizing the full potential of OPVs as adaptable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solar energy solutions. This paper conducts a thorough examination of the intricate characterization of organic solar cells, with a specific emphasis on crucial parameters like power conversion efficiency, open-circuit voltage, and fill factor. The study utilizes a single diode model to simulate these cells' behavior, employing a meticulous process for parameter extraction. This method leverages Origin software and Python programming, incorporating open-source packages to ensure robust validation. This systematic and rigorous approach significantly enhances our comprehension of OPVs and plays a substantial role in optimizing their performance. In essence, this research represents a significant step forward in advancing sustainable energy technologies, laying a foundation for a greener and more environmentally conscious future.


Five parameter model; I-V characteristics; Optimization technique; Organic photovoltaics; Parameter extraction

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v14i2.pp1263-1273

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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