TITLE

Integrated dye-sensitized solar cell module with conversion efficiency of 8.2%

AUTHOR(S)
Han, Liyuan; Fukui, Atsushi; Chiba, Yasuo; Islam, Ashraful; Komiya, Ryoichi; Fuke, Nobuhiro; Koide, Naoki; Yamanaka, Ryohsuke; Shimizu, Masafumi
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/5/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p013305
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We investigated an integrated dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) module composed of a number of rectangular cells connected in series. Because neighboring cells are processed in reverse, the module is known as the W-contact module. It achieves a high active area of 85% by eliminating the interconnection between neighboring cells. By adjusting the transmittance of the Pt-coated counterelectrode, the TiO2 thickness, and the composition of the electrolyte, we achieved an overall energy conversion efficiency of 8.2% (aperture area of 25.45 cm2) as measured by a public test center under AM 1.5 irradiation. This sets a record for the confirmed efficiency of a DSC submodule.
ACCESSION #
36178198

 

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