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Design and development of an integrated device consisting of an independent solar cell with electrical storage capacity†
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 1153–1157, August 2013
How to Cite
Mini, P. A., Nair, S. V. and Subramanian, K. R. V. (2013), Design and development of an integrated device consisting of an independent solar cell with electrical storage capacity. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 21: 1153–1157. doi: 10.1002/pip.2187
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 14 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Received: 10 FEB 2011
- integrated device;
- dye-sensitized solar cell;
- thin film;
A thin film-integrated device was constructed consisting of photovoltaic layers combined with additional layers to store charge in real time within the same device. In our design, a dye-sensitized solar cell and capacitor layers are integrated by a double-anodized titanium plate, which consists of TiO2 nanotubes grown on either side by electrochemical anodization. The combination device can act either as an independent solar cell, a capacitor, or as a solar cell/capacitor device. The results presented here illustrate the capacitive behavior of high surface area nanotubular metal oxide films, with an achieved capacitance of 140 μF cm−2. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.