Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Department of


Date of this Version



Green, Vol. 1 (2011), pp. 65–80


Copyright © 2011 De Gruyter.


Tandem structures can boost the efficiency of organic solar cell to more than 15%, compared to the 10% limit of single layer bulk heterojunction devices. Design and fabricating of intermediate layers plays a very important role to achieve high device performance. This article will review the main experimental progresses of tandem organic solar cells, and focus on the intermediate layers (charge recombination layers) in both thermal evaporated and solution processed organic tandem solar cell devices.