Dye Solar Cells Hit New Record | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 30 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 29, 2013

Dye Solar Cells Hit New Record

Department: Business
Keywords: solar cell, electricity, efficiency
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Dyesol predicts its record-breaking dye-sensitized solar cell will usher in a new era.
Credit: Dyesol
A man in PPE holds a tablet-sized solar cell under a lamp.
 
Dyesol predicts its record-breaking dye-sensitized solar cell will usher in a new era.
Credit: Dyesol

Michael Grätzel, a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Lausanne, claims to have developed a solid-state dye solar cell (DSC) with an efficiency for converting sunlight to electricity that exceeds 15%, a world record, he says.To create the cell, Grätzel used a new DSC paste featuring materials made by Australia’s Dyesol. Grätzel, who is chairman of Dyesol’s technology advisory board, says DSCs can now be competitive with conventional solar cells.

 
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