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Light Guide Component in Efficiency Enhancement of DSSC

  • Chi-Hui Chien
  • Ming-Lang Tsai
  • Chi-Chang Hsieh
  • Yan-Huei Li
  • Ting-Hsuan Su
  • Fang-I Su
  • Yu-Lin Chung
  • Chang-I Chen
  • Chih-Wei Lin
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

In this study, a light guide component for enhancing light harvesting efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was designed and developed through both optical simulated and experimental approaches. The light guide component is capable of being disposed on a photo electrode of DSSC to turn the light toward a dye covered nanoporous TiO2 film (D-NTF). The optical simulation results show that the light harvesting efficiency of DSSC can be effectively improved and the experimental power conversion efficiency can be enhanced as high as 39.78% for active area of 0.25 cm2.

light guide component dye-sensitized solar cell light harvesting efficiency power conversion efficiency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Hui Chien
    • 1
  • Ming-Lang Tsai
    • 1
  • Chi-Chang Hsieh
    • 2
  • Yan-Huei Li
    • 1
  • Ting-Hsuan Su
    • 1
  • Fang-I Su
    • 1
  • Yu-Lin Chung
    • 1
  • Chang-I Chen
    • 1
  • Chih-Wei Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical EngineeringNational Sun Yat-Sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan ROC
  2. 2.Department of the Mechanical and Automation EngineeringNational Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology KaohsiungTaiwan ROC

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