Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Lakshmi V. Munukutla, Aung Htun, Sailaja Radhakrishanan, Laura Main, Arunachala Mada Kannan

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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are an inexpensive alternative to the common silicon (Si) solar cell technology. The DSSC technology is considered as a third generation photovoltaic technology, which is demonstrating tremendous potential to become a revolutionary technology that has several indoor applications (window panels and doors) in low light environment. Additionally, the DSSC fabrication process is simple and cost effective, and does not require clean-room facility and highly pure materials. The efficiency of the DSSCs is around 12% based on today's technology, which is higher than the organic solar cells and lower than the traditional silicon-based solar cells. There are several challenges yet to be solved associated with DSSCs for commercialization, and one of those challenges is related to its longevity and stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Cell Nanotechnology
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages159-184
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781118845721
ISBN (Print)9781118686256
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2013

Keywords

  • Dye
  • Polymer
  • Semiconductor
  • Solar cell
  • Titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Munukutla, L. V., Htun, A., Radhakrishanan, S., Main, L., & Mada Kannan, A. (2013). Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. In Solar Cell Nanotechnology (pp. 159-184). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118845721.ch6