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Dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cells on flexible substrates
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ECN Solar Energy 1998
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ECN-RX--98-040 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Paper, presented at the 2nd World conference and exhibition on photovoltaic solar energy conversion, Vienna, Austria, 06-10 July (), , , Vol., p.-.

A new concept for the dye-sensitized nanocrystalline titanium dioxidesolar cell (nc-DSC) is introduced. The innovation involves the substrate which is a polymer foil instead of glass. This innovation can be a breakthrough in the processing of the nc-DSC's on an industrial scale, because polymer foils are more easy to handle in processing steps as cutting of larger entities into smaller individual modules. Moreover, the processing of foil into flexible solar cells can be realized by means of a continuous roll to roll process, whereas for the glass analogue batch processes are the general rule. This implies that for the flexible nc-DSC a higher throughput can be realized. Also, special applications requiring some flexibility of the solar cell, such as smart cards, come into play. In this paper the efficiency and stability of the nc-DSC's on polymer foil is considered in comparison to the analoga on glass. 5 refs.

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