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Dye-Sensitized Back-Contact Solar Cells

Authors

  • Dongchuan Fu,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Victoria, 3800, 3168 (Australia)
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  • Xiao Li Zhang,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Victoria, 3800, 3168 (Australia)
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  • Richard L Barber,

    1. MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd, 1 Dalmore Drive, Scoresby Victoria 3179 (Australia)
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  • Udo Bach

    Corresponding author
    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering & School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton Victoria, 3800 (Australia)
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering & School of Chemistry, Monash University, Clayton Victoria, 3800 (Australia).
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Abstract

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Dye-sensitized back-contact solar cells are fabricated on back plates comprising a patterned FTO glass substrate, a selectively deposited Pt coating, a protective ZrO2 coating covering the Pt layers and a screen printed TiO2 film. Such devices show a solar energy conversion efficiency of 3.64% under AM 1.5 sunlight and a peak incident photon to electron conversion efficiency of 54%.

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