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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S4 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: A818–A823

Development of a high-efficiency laminated dye-sensitized solar cell with a condenser lens

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. A818-A823 (2011)

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Dye-sensitized solar cells have slightly lower photoelectric efficiency than silicon solar cells. Researchers have investigated various ways to address this problem. In this paper, we found that the optimized separation between the condenser lens and the cells was 8 mm. The cell efficiency increased from 2.5% to 8.3% compared to two isolated cells without a lens. If the efficiency of the basic cell can be increased sufficiently, it should be possible to commercialize the product.

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

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Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2011
Published: June 9, 2011

Soochang Choi, Eun-na-ra Cho, Sang-min Lee, Yong-woo Kim, and Deug-woo Lee, "Development of a high-efficiency laminated dye-sensitized solar cell with a condenser lens," Opt. Express 19, A818-A823 (2011)

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