Graphene-Based Interconnects for Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Modules

Mariani, Paolo, Agresti, Antonio, Vesce, Luigi, Pescetelli, Sara, Palma, Alessandro Lorenzo, Tomarchio, Flavia, Karagiannidis, Panagiotis, Ferrari, Andrea C. and Di Carlo, Aldo (2020) Graphene-Based Interconnects for Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Modules. ACS Applied Energy Materials. ISSN 2574-0962

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Abstract

We present Z-Type Dye Sensitized Solar Modules (DSSMs) with screen printed graphene-based vertical interconnects. This prevents corrosion of interconnects in contact with electrolytic species, unlike conventional Ag interconnects. By enlarging the width of single cells, or by increasing the number of cells, we get an enhancement of the aperture power conversion efficiency ∼+12% with respect to Ag-based modules, with 1000 h stability under 85 °C stress test. This paves the way to original design layouts with decreased dead area and increased generated power per aperture area.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Leah Maughan
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 11:21
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 03:38
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/12930
ORCID for Sara Pescetelli: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3336-2425
ORCID for Alessandro Lorenzo Palma: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-7032
ORCID for Panagiotis Karagiannidis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2709-4161
ORCID for Andrea C. Ferrari: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0907-9993
ORCID for Aldo Di Carlo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6828-2380

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