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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S4 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: A710–A715

Evaluation of characteristics for dye-sensitized solar cell with reflector applied

Soochang Choi, Eun-na-ra Cho, Sang-min Lee, Yong-woo Kim, and Deug-woo Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S4, pp. A710-A715 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00A710


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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells have slightly lower photoelectric efficiency than silicon solar cells. Researchers have investigated various ways to address this problem. This study improved the efficiency of a dye-sensitized solar cell by re-driving it with a reflector, reusing discarded light after it was absorbed. The reflector increased efficiency by about 50%, by increasing the size of the pattern shape and increasing the distance of the reflector.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4930) General : Other topics of general interest
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2011
Published: May 20, 2011

Citation
Soochang Choi, Eun-na-ra Cho, Sang-min Lee, Yong-woo Kim, and Deug-woo Lee, "Evaluation of characteristics for dye-sensitized solar cell with reflector applied," Opt. Express 19, A710-A715 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-S4-A710


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