Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Adaptive Dye-sensitized solar cell

Presenter Information

Christopher Ikedichukwu AnokamFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

College of Science

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Faculty Mentor

Gary Straquadine

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is a disruptive technology, it offers high efficiency, cost effectiveness and ease in manufacture. Compared to current photovoltaic cell technologies. The purpose of this research is to show that the Dye-sensitized solar cell provides equivalent solution in price/performance to current technologies and which can also be adaptive . DSSC which is simply ‘’Artificial photosynthesis”, of which chlorophyll is replaced with a light absorbing dye, the molecules are excited into a high energy state by photons of light. In other words, mimicking photosynthesis in a natural leaf/leaves. Its ability at capturing low light cases enables the DSSC desirable in indoor and outdoor applications, and also in smart devices. Rooftops, windows, smartphones, laptops, wearables, internet of things (IOT)etc. Would all have integrated Dye-sensitized solar cell for energy generation and to aide usage of devices. However, DSSC can also be easily adapted to current manufacturing practices in the battery manufacturing industry for large scale production. Also the Tio2 used as the semi-conductor in the cell is not just easy to acquire and environmental friendly, but also cheap. Finally, although DSSC has some very few challenges in its early stage of development, the future of renewable energy calls for adaptive and flexible technologies. The DSSC delivers on majority.

Location

North Atrium

Start Date

4-13-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

4-13-2017 1:15 PM

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Adaptive Dye-sensitized solar cell

North Atrium

Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is a disruptive technology, it offers high efficiency, cost effectiveness and ease in manufacture. Compared to current photovoltaic cell technologies. The purpose of this research is to show that the Dye-sensitized solar cell provides equivalent solution in price/performance to current technologies and which can also be adaptive . DSSC which is simply ‘’Artificial photosynthesis”, of which chlorophyll is replaced with a light absorbing dye, the molecules are excited into a high energy state by photons of light. In other words, mimicking photosynthesis in a natural leaf/leaves. Its ability at capturing low light cases enables the DSSC desirable in indoor and outdoor applications, and also in smart devices. Rooftops, windows, smartphones, laptops, wearables, internet of things (IOT)etc. Would all have integrated Dye-sensitized solar cell for energy generation and to aide usage of devices. However, DSSC can also be easily adapted to current manufacturing practices in the battery manufacturing industry for large scale production. Also the Tio2 used as the semi-conductor in the cell is not just easy to acquire and environmental friendly, but also cheap. Finally, although DSSC has some very few challenges in its early stage of development, the future of renewable energy calls for adaptive and flexible technologies. The DSSC delivers on majority.