A 5% efficient photoelectrochemical solar cell based on nanostructured ZnO electrodes

Nanoporous ZnO electrodes, dye-sensitized with a ruthenium bipyridyl complex, were used as photoanodes in photoelectrochem. solar cells. By improving the interfacial contact between dyes and ZnO particles in the film, overall solar-to-elec. energy conversion efficiencies of up to 5% were obtained. The solar cell performance was studied as a function of film thickness, residence time of the electrodes in the dye soln., electrolyte compn., and light intensity.


Published in:
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 73, 51-58
Year:
2002
ISSN:
0927-0248
Keywords:
Laboratories:




 Record created 2015-07-06, last modified 2018-03-17


Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)