Waveguide fiber dye-sensitized solar cells

Ming Peng, Xiao Yu, Xin Cai, Qingyi Yang, Hsienwei Hu, Kai Yan, Hui Wang, Bin Dong, Fu Rong ZHU*, Dechun Zou

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the results of lightweight waveguide fiber dye-sensitized solar cells (FDSCs) with built-in luminescent solar concentrator (LSC). The effect of different LSC designs on the photovoltaic performance of waveguide devices was analyzed. An enhancement factor of up to 5.7 in the maximum output power of FDSCs was realized through omnidirectional absorption enhancement over a large area. The improvement in the output power of semi-transparent waveguide FDSCs was also achieved in the large tilted angle range from 0° to 80° and 100° to 180°. FDSCs show reasonable photovoltaic performance under natural sunlight at a near vertical angle and even under the shade. Our results indicate that waveguide FDSCs thus developed are highly viable for application in practical solar windows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalNano Energy
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Fiber dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Luminescent solar concentrators
  • Solar windows
  • Waveguide solar cells

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