About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 65073, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/65073
Review Article

Recent Advances in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN), P.O. Box 1, Westerduinweg 3, Petten 1755, ZG, The Netherlands

Received 23 May 2007; Accepted 13 September 2007

Academic Editor: A. G. Aberle

Copyright © 2007 F. O. Lenzmann and J. M. Kroon. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This review describes recent advances in the research on dye-sensitized solar cells. After a brief discussion of the general operation principles and a presentation of record efficiencies, stability data and key technology drivers, current trends will be reviewed. The focus of this review is on materials development (sensitizers, nanostructured oxide films, and electrolyte), but commercialization aspects will also be briefly addressed. The review describes the most relevant characteristics and major trends in a compact way.