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The Environmental and Technological Evaluation of Dyed DSSC Cells Production

Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Abstract

The growing demand for electricity and decreasing fossil fuels resources are a driving factors for research on the technologies that use renewable sources of energy. Solutions that allow using photo-conversion, processing solar energy into electricity are currently going through dynamic development. It could be stated that during the operation phase photovoltaic modules are wastes-free technology, but production and processing after withdrawn from exploration are sources of different sorts of wastes. One of the best solution that gather focuses from scientists are dye-based photovoltaic cells DSSC. During the last decade, many researches gave many specific results that can be used in optimization of this technology. This manuscript discusses a method to expand the lifetime of the module, method to maximize its efficiency as well as reducing the amount of waste during production, use and final waste stage. Natural alternative materials which are possible to apply with current DSSC production technologies and modifications to each individual component of the photovoltaic cell are shown as well.

Keywords

Solar cell DSSC Photovoltaic 

Notes

Aknowledgements

The studies presented in this article was conducted within the project GEKON2/O4/266475/6/2015 “Isothermal and refrigeration photovoltaic car body” funded by the National Centre for Research and Development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Department of Technologies and Installations for Waste ManagementSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland

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