Optimization of active cell area on the dye-sensitized solar cell efficiency

A. W. Putri, F. Nurosyid, Agus Supriyanto

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This study is aimed to obtain optimal active area producing high efficiency of DSSC module. The DSSC structure is constructed of TiO2 as working electrode, dye as photosensitizer, platinum as counter electrode, and electrolyte as electron transfer media. TiO2 paste was deposited on Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide (FTO) by screen printing method. Meanwhile, platinum was also coated on FTO via brush painting method. Keithley I-V meter was performed to characterize DSSC electrical property. The active area of each cell was varied of 4.5 cm2, 9 cm2, and 13.5 cm2. Each cell was assembled into a module using an external series connection of Z type. The module was consisted of 12 cells, 6 cells, and 4 cells with module active area of 54 cm2. The optimal active area of DSSC cell is 4.5 cm2 resulting 0.4149% efficiency. In addition, the highest efficiency of DSSC module is 0.2234% acquired by 6 cells assembling.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Science and Applied Science 2017, ICSAS 2017 - Surakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Jul 2017 → …


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