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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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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.

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 12930
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ISSN: 2574-0962
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ORCID for Sara Pescetelli: ORCID iD
ORCID for Alessandro Lorenzo Palma: ORCID iD
ORCID for Panagiotis Karagiannidis: ORCID iD
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 11:21
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 03:38


Author: Sara Pescetelli ORCID iD
Author: Alessandro Lorenzo Palma ORCID iD
Author: Panagiotis Karagiannidis ORCID iD
Author: Andrea C. Ferrari ORCID iD
Author: Aldo Di Carlo ORCID iD
Author: Paolo Mariani
Author: Antonio Agresti
Author: Luigi Vesce
Author: Flavia Tomarchio

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