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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S6 — Nov. 5, 2012
  • pp: A908–A915

Improving the efficiency of a dye-sensitized solar cell with a reflex condenser system

Sang-min Lee, Seung-jun Lee, Soo-chang Choi, Jong-min Kim, Jong-man Kim, Soo-hyung Kim, and Deug-woo Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S6, pp. A908-A915 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00A908


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Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are inexpensive to manufacture and easy to process in comparison with silicone solar cells, but they are difficult to commercialize due to their low efficiency. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to improve the efficiency of a DSSC via an aluminum film reflective plate, reusing discarded light after it was absorbed. We found that the factor having the most dominant influence on DSSC efficiency was the amount of radiation reacting with the dye. For a reflective plate with Ɵ = 30° and h = 15 mm, DSSC efficiency was increased about three times.

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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: August 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

Citation
Sang-min Lee, Seung-jun Lee, Soo-chang Choi, Jong-min Kim, Jong-man Kim, Soo-hyung Kim, and Deug-woo Lee, "Improving the efficiency of a dye-sensitized solar cell with a reflex condenser system," Opt. Express 20, A908-A915 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-S6-A908


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