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000227795 245__ $$aIntegration of dye solar cells in load- bearing translucent glass fiber- reinforced polymer laminates
000227795 260__ $$aLondon$$bSAGE Publications$$c2017
000227795 269__ $$a2017
000227795 300__ $$a15
000227795 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000227795 520__ $$aThe encapsulation of dye solar cells in translucent, structural and lightweight glass fiber-reinforced polymer laminates was investigated with a view to designing multifunctional envelopes for daylit buildings. Small and large integrating sphere experiments and solar radiation experiments were performed to determine the light transmittance of the laminates and the electrical efficiency of the encapsulated cells. An overall cell efficiency of 3.9% (before encapsulation) only decreased to 3.4% after encapsulation below laminates of around 3-mm thickness. Thermal cycle experiments and finite element analysis allowed the thermal performance of the encapsulation for two types of cell substrates (glass and acrylic polymer) to be evaluated. Contrary to glass substrates, no delaminations were observed on acrylic substrates after 300 h of cycles +60/-20 degrees C. A design for integrating dye solar cells into multifunctional sandwich building envelopes is proposed. A light transmittance of around 0.35 was estimated through a sandwich envelope with cell modules occupying 50% of the external face sheet. Research on the manufacturability of cells on polymeric substrates is encouraged.
000227795 6531_ $$aDye solar cell
000227795 6531_ $$aglass fiber-reinforced polymer
000227795 6531_ $$alight transmittance
000227795 6531_ $$asandwich structure
000227795 6531_ $$asolar panel
000227795 6531_ $$athermal stress
000227795 700__ $$0244041$$aPascual, Carlos$$g196156$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Composite Construct Lab CCLab, Stn 16, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
000227795 700__ $$0240164$$aDe Castro, Julia$$g101009
000227795 700__ $$aSchueler, Andreas
000227795 700__ $$0240002$$aKeller, Thomas$$g121845$$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Composite Construct Lab CCLab, Stn 16, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
000227795 773__ $$j51$$k7$$q939-953$$tJournal of Composite Materials
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