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Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Applications

Version 1 : Received: 18 May 2021 / Approved: 20 May 2021 / Online: 20 May 2021 (09:50:22 CEST)

How to cite: Szindler, M.; Szindler, M.M.; Drygała, A.; Lukaszkowicz, K.; Kaim, P.; R., P. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Applications. Preprints 2021, 2021050466 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0466.v1). Szindler, M.; Szindler, M.M.; Drygała, A.; Lukaszkowicz, K.; Kaim, P.; R., P. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Applications. Preprints 2021, 2021050466 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0466.v1).

Abstract

One of the important research directions in the field of photovoltaics is integration with construction. The integration of solar cell systems with a building can reduce installation costs and help optimize the used space. One of the interesting types of cells is dye-sensitized solar cells. In addition to their interesting properties, they also have aesthetic value. In the classic arrangement, they are constructed using glass with a transparent conductive layer (TCL). This article describes replacing a classic glass counter electrode with an electrode based on a ceramic tile and nickel foil. This solution makes it possible to expand their construction applications. The advantage of this solution is full integration with construction while simultaneously generating electricity. A dye-sensitized solar cell was built layer-by-layer on ceramic tile and nickel foil. An atomization method was used to deposit fluorine-doped tin oxide, and then a screen printing method was used to deposit a platinum layer. The electrical parameters of the manufactured DSSCs with and without a counter electrode tile were characterized by measuring their current-voltage characteristics under standard AM 1.5 radiation. A dye-sensitized solar cell integrated with ceramic tiles and nickel foil was produced and displayed an efficiency of over 4%.

Subject Areas

Keywords: Renewable energy; Nanotechnology; Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIV); Thin films; Dye-sensitized solar cells

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