Dye Sensitized Solar CellsÂ (DSSC) are widely regarded as the most promising third generation photovoltaic (solar) technology. These cells are the closest mankind has come to replicating natureâ€™s photosynthesis. Paying homage to its inventor Professor Michael GrÃ¤etzel we call it GCell.
Advantages of GCell – the smart choice
GCell Dye Sensitized Solar CellsÂ (DSSC) areÂ a smart choice for energy harvesting when integrating a solar module into an electrical device using a rechargeable battery or super capacitor.
Superior low light performance
Suitable for shaded and diffuse light locations
Works in a wide range of lighting conditions
Manufactured in the UK
Uses low-energy consumption, high-efficiency, roll-to-roll techniques
Attuned to indoor use
Designed specifically for indoor energy harvesting product applications
Robust and lightweight
Suitable for everyday usage without fear of breakages
Lightweight for use in portable applications and cheaper to transport
Thin and flexible
Adds minimal amount of thickness for versatile integration
Withstands flexing over 10,000 times
When to use GCell â€“ comparison of technologies
GCell Dye Sensitized Solar CellsÂ (DSSC)Â are suitable for a broad range of electronic application and offers many benefits over other solar technologies.
|Low-light or diffused light locations|
|Ecologically friendly solar|
|Portable wireless applications|
|Ease of integration|
GCell material characteristics – precision engineered nanomaterials
GCell Dye Sensitized Solar CellsÂ (DSSC) areÂ designed using the most advanced photo-reactive nano-engineered materials using an inexpensive, energy-efficient manufacturing process.
Flexible – Tested to withstand flexing over 10,000 times around a 25mm radius with no measurable drop in performance.
Robust – Tough enough to withstand impact, drop tests and compression making it suitable for everyday usage without fear of breakages.
Thin – Adds minimal thickness to any product application; approximately the thickness of a credit card.
Lightweight – Easier to transport, lower logistical costs and adds minimal weight to any product application.
Versatile – Easily integrated into a wide variety of product applications.
Durable – Excellent vapour barrier properties using high-performance polymer front sheet barrier film with high light transmission coupled with a base aluminium PET foil.