Angular response of dye solar cells to solar and spectrally resolved lightDaniele D’Ercole, Lorenzo Dominici, Thomas M. Brown, Francesco Michelotti, Andrea Reale, Aldo Di Carlo
- Applied Physics Letters, January 2011, American Institute of Physics
- DOI: 10.1063/1.3663973
Angular response of dye solar cells
What is it about?
This article shows the power conversion efficiency of dye solar cells as a function of the angle of incidence of light.
Why is it important?
The article shows that the efficiency of dye solar cells increases with angle compared to normal incidence (up to +16%) and the effect is particularly strong for cells with thin active layers. For applications in which the photovoltaic does not track the sun's movement (i.e. most), the results show the appeal for such a technology.