We can design and manufacture OPVs to order in any length and widths of 305 mm and 510 mm. The "graphical" outline of the solar cell can take a number of appearances with colors of electrode structures ranging from shiny metallic to carbon-black and colors of active layers with darker shades of red, green, blue, grey or black. The structure can also have some degree of semi-transparency.
The typical manufacturing process employs a combination of 2-dimensional printing techniques and 1-dimensional coating techniques but can be made entirely using 2-dimensional printing techniques giving absolute freedom of the "graphical" design of the solar cell or it can be prepared entirely using 1-dimensional techniques limiting the "graphical" design to stripes with arbitrary width along the length of the foil. In all cases the technology imposes some limitations on the design. All designs are thus possible but performance will in some cases be compromised.
Solar cells are fabricated on a flexible substrate such as polyethylene terphthalate (PET), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN), polyimide a barrier material or in fact any flexible foil based material that meets just a few criteria. It must be thermally stable and must resist the solvents that are used. In addition to this there are some practical aspects such as form stability when made subject to a number of heating cooling cycles.
The MOQ is typically 500 m but can be shorter at an extra cost. This could for instance be in cases where volume is limited by the supply of your custom material.
The following data helps us for quick response:
- Outline (drawing / sketch)
- Area (cm2)
- Voltage (in V)
- Current (in mA or A)
- Power (mW or W)
- How many cells / modules?