See-Through Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Photonic Reflectors for Tandem and Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Leo-Philipp Heiniger, Paul G. O'Brien, Navid Soheilnia, Yang Yang, Nazir P. Kherani, Michael Grätzel, Geoffrey A. Ozin, Nicolas Tétreault

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See-through dye-sensitized solar cells with 1D photonic crystal Bragg reflector photoanodes show an increase in peak external quantum efficiency of 47% while still maintaining high fill factors, resulting in an almost 40% increase in power conversion efficiency. These photoanodes are ideally suited for tandem and building integrated photovoltaics. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5734-5741
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number40
StatePublished - Aug 21 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-C1-015-21
Acknowledgements: L.-P. H., M. G. and N. T would like to thank Dr. Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin for providing dyes and electrolyte, Pascal Comte for the TiO2 paste and Dr. Robin Humphry-Baker for fruitful discussions. Research at EPFL was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant no. 200020_125163) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Award No KUS-C1-015-21). G. A. O is Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry at the University of Toronto. He is deeply indebted to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council NSERC for strong and sustained support of his groups work. N. P. K gratefully acknowledges the support of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence program under the aegis of photovoltaics research.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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