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6th International Conference on
Contemporary Problems of Thermal Engineering
Online | 21-24 September 2020

Abstract CPOTE2020-1271-A

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Bulding integrated dye sensitized solar cells with ceramic counter electrode

Marek SZINDLER, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Magdalena SZINDLER, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Krzysztof LUKASZKOWICZ, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Aleksandra DRYGAŁA, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Paulina BORYŁO, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

The renewable power industry makes it possible to raise local energy and ecological safety and reduce a transfer loss. The integration of photovoltaic systems with a building allows to reduce installation costs and to optimize the used space. Building Integrated Photovoltaics is the idea of introducing solutions from the field of photovoltaics in buildings by replacing traditional building materials (roofing, facade glass, windows) with photovoltaic elements. The most common solution are solar cells mounted on tiles or partially replacing tiles. Most often they are matched to ready roof solutions. This article presents the results of research on the manufacture of an innovative dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) on the surface of a ceramic tile. The screen printing method was used to deposit layer by layer of the solar cell. It does not require the use of high temperatures, complicated devices and high costs. Only the transparent conductive oxide layer was deposited by magnetron sputtering. Scanning electron microscope, and Raman spectroscopy were used to evaluate the influence of the transparent conductive oxide layer on the photovoltaic properties of counter electrode tile. Electrical parameters of manufactured DSSCs with and without counter electrode tile were characterized by measurements of current-voltage characteristics under standard AM 1.5 radiation. A dye sensitized solar cell integrated with ceramic tiles was produced successfully. The solar cell obtained efficiency over 4%.

Keywords: Renewable energy, Nanotechnology, Building integrated photovoltaics (BIV), Thin films, Dye sensitized solar cells
Acknowledgment: This publication was supported under the own scholarship fund of the Silesian University of Technology in the field of scientific research and development works, Year 2020.