We report the fabrication of an all organic-based solar cell and thermoelectric generator hybrid device using an organic solar cell (OSC) and a single highly conductive PEDOT:PSS film as the solar cell and thermoelectric generator (TEG), respectively. The Seebeck coefficient of the single PEDOT:PSS film was measured as 19.8 μV/K. When the two devices were hybridized, hybridization loss (i.e., reduction in FF) caused by the internal resistance of the PEDOT:PSS film used as the organic thermoelectric generator (OTEG) decreased, because of the decreased resistance of the PEDOT:PSS film. The hybridization loss of FF was neglected when the resistance of the PEDOT:PSS film was below 1.36 Ω. The PEDOT:PSS films as OTEG were fabricated by drop-casting of the PEDOT:PSS solution on glass. The temperature difference in the PEDOT:PSS film was 5 °C in the hybrid device. As the resistance of the PEDOT:PSS film was 1.36 Ω, after hybridization, the PCE of the hybrid device was enhanced by the increased open circuit voltage (Voc) generated from the PEDOT:PSS film. The result shows that the PEDOT:PSS film can be applied as an OTEG material for all organic-based solar cell and thermoelectric generator hybrid devices.
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This research was supported by the Nano Material Technology Development Program through the National Research Foundation of South Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP, South Korea) ( NRF-2014M3A7B4050960 , 2014M3A7B4051745 ) and the Priority Research Center Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (No. 2009-0093823 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science(all)