The goal of the course is to give students awareness of the largest alternative form of energy and how organic/polymer solar cells can harvest this energy. The course provides an insight into the theory behind organic solar cells and describes the three main research areas within the field i.e. materials, stability and processing.

Organic photovoltaic devices and other organic electronics have the promise to provide lightweight, flexible alternatives to traditional, rigid semiconductor technologies. The principle of organic semi-conductor technologies will be presented with a particular focus on photovoltaic applications. The goal of the course is to give students awareness of the largest alternative form of energy and how organic/polymer solar cells can harvest this energy. The course provides an insight into the theory behind organic solar cells and describes the three main research areas within the field i.e. materials, stability and processing. The main challenges of this emerging industry will be highlighted in order to illustrate the path from research to market.