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Photoelectric valuation of highly efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

  • Autori: Parisi, A.; DI GARBO, C.; Pernice, R.; Adamo, G.; Cino, A.; Livreri, P.; Ricco Galluzzo, F.; Calogero, G.; Di Marco, G.; Vasi, C.; Busacca, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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Nowadays, a growing demand for free and clean energy requires the study and the development of new low-cost solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. Among them, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) based on ruthenium complexes as sensitizers are assuming a great importance. The DSSCs under study are composed placing in succession a transparent conductive glass on which is screen-printed a mesoporous TiO2 thin film sensitized by a ruthenium based dye (N719) , an electrolytic solution containing a redox couple (I-/I3-) and another conductive glass covered by a thin transparent catalyst platinum film. In this work, we have measured the main photoelectrochemical parameters of the above mentioned DSSCs at different irradiance levels, incident wavelengths, temperatures and hours of light soaking.