International Journal of Photoenergy

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Volume 2006 |Article ID 075483 | https://doi.org/10.1155/IJP/2006/75483

Jilian Nei de Freitas, Viviane Carvalho Nogueira, Bruno Ieiri Ito, Mauro Alfredo Soto-Oviedo, Claudia Longo, Marco-Aurelio De Paoli, Ana Flávia Nogueira, "Dye-sensitized solar cells and solar module using polymer electrolytes: Stability and performance investigations", International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2006, Article ID 075483, 6 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1155/IJP/2006/75483

Dye-sensitized solar cells and solar module using polymer electrolytes: Stability and performance investigations

Received16 Feb 2006
Revised21 Jun 2006
Accepted21 Jun 2006
Published19 Sep 2006

Abstract

We present recent results on solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell research using a polymer electrolyte based on a poly(ethylene oxide) derivative. The stability and performance of the devices have been improved by a modification in the method of assembly of the cells and by the addition of plasticizers in the electrolyte. After 30 days of solar irradiation (100 mW cm-2) no changes in the cell's efficiency were observed using this new method. The effect of the active area size on cell performance and the first results obtained for the first solar module composed of 4.5 cm2 solid-state solar cells are also presented.

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