The advantages of dye-sensitized solar cells can be called upon to expand the range of applications where conventional solar cells are unsuitable.
Our GCell brand of DSSC is widely regarded as the most promising of the third generation of photovoltaic cells. In 2011 Texas Instruments declared DSSC as the world’s most powerful indoor photovoltaic module.
For further information download the Texas Instruments white paper: A study of dye-sensitized solar cells under indoor and low level outdoor lighting
DSSC advantages include:
GCell works in a wide array of lighting conditions that makes it suitable for a diverse range of shaded and diffuse light locations, without suffering from angular dependence of sunlight or light.
GCell materials and dyes can be tuned for optimisation in a variety of lighting conditions making it suitable for indoor applications and outdoor applications.
Higher temperature performance
Efficiency of GCell does not degrade with increased temperature, meaning you can continue to efficiently harvest energy in direct sunlight.
Low energy manufacturing process
GCell is manufactured using a low-energy consumption, high-efficiency, roll-to-roll manufacturing technique.
Ecologically friendly solar
GCell uses inexpensive and eco-friendly nano-materials without concern about shortage of resources.
Variety of substrates
GCell is produced on a thin film, flexible, robust, plastic substrate. DSSC can also be applied to metal and glass substrates.
Versatile product integration
GCell indoor modules are highly flexible, durable and lightweight. As a result they are very versatile and can be incorporated into a wide variety of products.
Future advances in DSSC
DSSC is a new technology that was first commercialised by G24 in 2009. By comparison the mature first generation solar cells date back to 1958 where they were used in the first satellites. There are many future advantages of DSSC and opportunities yet to be realised in the production of GCell including: colouring, transparency and increases in power density.