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.
The following have contributed to this page: Thomas Brown, Professor Aldo Di Carlo, and Dr Lorenzo Dominici