Integration of fiber dye-sensitized solar cells with luminescent solar concentrators for high power output

Ming Peng, Shaocong Hou, Hongwei Wu, Qingyi Yang, Xin Cai, Xiao Yu, Kai Yan, Hsienwei Hu, Fu Rong ZHU, Dechun Zou*

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Abstract

For the first time, a novel solar device has been fabricated by integrating fiber dye-sensitized solar cells (FDSCs) with luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) via a groove. Optical efficiencies from 8.27% to 22.05% have been achieved by the efficient solar devices. A Pmax up to 10 mW has been reached by fabricating a red solar module (70.56 cm2) with four FDSCs (5.50 cm). The high power output reduced the solar energy cost and showed the good potential application of the proposed device. The effects of electrolyte concentration, illumination area and light intensity were investigated in detail, which could be important in future module design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-932
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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