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Solar Module Using Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Conference paper
Authors M. H. Buraidah
L. P. Teo
S. Shah
M. A. Careem
Ingvar Albinsson
B. E. Mellander
A. K. Arof
ISBN 978-1-5386-6605-0
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Physics (GU)
Language en
Keywords solar module, phthaloylchitosan, gel polymer electrolyte, performance
Subject categories Physical Sciences


Solar module in this work comprises dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) in series connection. The DSSC is made from transparent fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass on which two layers of titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been deposited and then soaked in ruthenium dye to form the photoanode. A phthaloylchitosan based gel polymer electrolyte containing iodide/triiodide redox mediator was sandwiched between the photoanode and platinum counter electrode. The two layers of TiO2 have different particle sizes. The first layer (similar to 15 nm particle size) acts as blocking layer whereas the second layer (particle size similar to 21 nm) is mesoporous. The current-voltage characteristics and impedance measurements have been performed on the solar panel. Results show that the solar module comprising five DSSCs connected in series is capable to produce current around 0.7, voltage of similar to 3.3 V and power density of similar to 1.1 under solar simulator with light intensity of 18 The feasibility of the solar panel has been tested in practical applications e.g. operating small decorative items that require small power to function.

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