Fabrication Of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Using Various Counter Electrode Thickness

Gomesh Nair Shasidharan, A. H. Ibrahim, R.Syafinar, M.Irwanto, M.R.Mamat, Y.M Irwan, U.Hashim, N.Mariun


Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) or better known as the ‘Gratzel cell’ is a low-cost solar cell belonging to the group of thin film solar cells. It is based on a semiconductor formed between a photo-sensitized anode and an electrolyte that forms a photo-electrochemical system. This paper discusses about the fabrication of a DSSC with the usage of recycled materials and organic dye. The DSSC is fabricated using ‘Dr. Blade’ method which revolves around the use of graphite from batteries and organic dye from rose extract. Results are based on electrical performance and characteristic of the fabricated TiO2 solar cell based on the graphite coating thickness. The required data are investigated in terms of fill factors, solar cells efficiency and UV absorption. Result shows that thinner layer of graphite coating have good potential as an alternative counter electrode material.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1000/ijses.v1i1.24

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