GCell Labs

GCell Labs explore future advances in high-volume manufacture of DSSC and other solid state solar cells.

The GCell Labs are located at our manufacturing headquarters (UK), and at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland).

We have some very smart scientists and engineers solving complex problems using the latest advancements in chemistry, physics, material science and nanotechnology.

Furthermore, the advances within the GCell laboratories are buoyed by the development programs within large chemical companies that enable new combinations of materials, chemical formulation and cell structures to be considered.

Current research & development activities

Whilst our scientists are actively seeking potential improvements with dyes, electrolytes, redox couples and photoanodes, our engineers are using their ingenuity to explore advances in material science, cell architecture and roll-to-roll manufacturing.

The strategy for the GCell Labs is centred on four customer centric strands of research and development:

R&D ActivitiesObjectives
PerformanceIncreases in power density
Increases in voltage
StabilityProlonged lifetime
Expanding the usable light spectrum
CostImproved cell & module architecture
Lower cost materials & production costs
AppearanceColoured Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Transparent Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Perovskite Solar Cells

Read more about our interest in solid state solar cells at Perovskite Solar Cells.