solar cell coating Articles

  • Conductive nanowires coated with a semiconductive shell as the photoanode in dye–sensitised solar cells

    Dye–sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) based on indium–doped ZnO (IZO) core/TiO2 shell nanowires are fabricated using anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) templates. Polarisation characteristics are used to evaluate overall DSSC performance as a function of titania shell thickness while open–circuit voltage decay (OCVD) analysis elucidates the effect of shell thickness on both the order ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nano Coating for Solar Street Lights

    Nanotechnology is a discovery that has been around for a while and has taken every industry by storm and is set to revolutionize how everything works. It has already caught up with the lighting industry and is already making changes there as well. Solar street lights are usually installed ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

    New type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore. Written by David Chandler, MIT News Office.You can read the original new in MIT NewsAbout 40 percent of the solar energy reaching Earth’s surface lies in the near-infrared region of the ...

  • Tungsten trioxide nanostructured electrodes for organic dye sensitised solar cells

    Tungsten trioxide (WO 3 ) nanospheres with diameter ranging from 10 nm to 500 nm were synthesised by a facile thermal oxidation process. By resistively heating metallic tungsten in oxygen atmosphere, WO 3 nanoparticles were produced in high yield. Optical, compositional, morphological and structural studies were performed by UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transparent conducting oxides superstrate for thin film solar cells: an industrial prospective

    The demand for a TCO coated glass substrate as a base material and front electrode of the solar cells is expected to grow very strongly in the next few years. Therefore it is crucial to prepare the industrial tools and proper glass compositions to meet this very impressive demand. Mass production of extra clear glass and atmospheric pressure thermal CVD tool installed directly on the float glass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Panels

    The Customer The Company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of solar electricity panels. The Process The Company uses a multiple zone conventional printing dryer for thin-film deposition onto solar cells. A special foil substrate is passed through rollers that transfer a proprietary ink formulation and epoxy adhesive ...

  • Optimum performance solar cells using atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition deposited TCOs

    High performance transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), have significance for optimising PV performance. We have developed an advanced atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition process, by applying fast experimentation and using a combinatorial chemistry approach to aid the studies. The deposited films were characterised for crystallinity, morphology (roughness), haze and resistivity to aid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Visible light-operated glucose-O2 biofuel cell

    Visible light-operated glucose-O2 biofuel cell consisting of chlorin-e6 metal complexes (MChl?e6, M = H2 and Zn) adsorbed on TiO2 coated onto Optical Transparent conductive glass Electrode (OTE) as an anode, platinum electrode as a cathode, and the solution containing glucose, Glucose Dehydrogenase and NAD+ as a fuel is studied. The cells using H2Chl-e6 and Zn Chl-e6 adsorbed on TiO2 coated OTEs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dye–sensitised solar cells using TiO
    2
    nanoparticles: a review

    Over the past two decades, several research papers have been published on dye–sensitised solar cells ever since its conception was first reported in 1991. This paper discusses their basic principle, fabrication in the laboratory and developments, based on results reported in literature. The various factors which stand in favour and against their commercialisation and their characterisation by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are Solar Powered Drones The Way Forward?

    Just recently, Titan Aerospace released a video of a solar-powered drone that will be put through rigorous testing later on this year. Named the Solara 50, the drone can theoretically fly without having to land constantly to fuel up. The implications are numerous – from the fact that a drone that does not need to land can be used in the name of science, to the possibility that it might be ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Effect of seed particle size and ammonia concentration on the growth of ZnO nanowire arrays and their photoconversion efficiency

    ZnO nanowire arrays were synthesised for dye-sensitised solar cell applications using the chemical bath deposition technique. To study the effect of the particle size in the seed layer on the growth and resultant photoconversion efficiency, we prepared various seeded FTO substrates by repeating the seed layer sol-gel coating process. It was found that changing the number of coating process ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TPV History from 1990 to Present & Future Trends

    Abstract. Herein, the history of TPV at JX Crystals over the last 15 years is described. Our focus has been on commercial application for TPV components and systems. JX Crystals began as a spin off company when the inventors of the GaSb cell left Boeing with a license to make that cell at JX Crystals. We recosnized that III-V IR sensitive cells such as the GaSb cell were enabling for TPV systems. ...


    By JX Crystals

  • In situ indium–induced crystallisation of low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin film on ITO glass substrate

    For the first time, the low temperature nano–poly silicon (LTNPS) thin films were formed on indium tin oxide (ITO) glass with a temperature of ∼200ºC using the in situ indium–induced crystallisation of the plasma enhanced CVD (PECVD) deposited a–Si. Compared with the conventional method for transfer of the PECVD formed amorphous structure to the nano–poly one, the technology features a low ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of photoluminescence quenching and DC conductivity measurements in polymer-SWNT composite films for various SWNT concentrations

    Conducting polymer-SWNT composite films have a high potential in the area of photovoltaic devices and light emitting diodes (LEDs). SWNTs have high electron affinity and high mobility for electrons. As a result of this, the separation of photoinduced charges in the solar cell is very fast and efficient. For LEDs, the polymer-SWNT composite films act as efficient electron transporting layer (ETL). ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sunscreen’s Dark Side

    In 2013, more than 200 million tourists sunbathed on Mediterranean beaches. You can bet that most of them applied sunscreen. That sunscreen may be valuable for preventing skin cancer for humans, but it can also wreak havoc on marine ecosystems. A new study published in Environmental ...


    By Ensia

  • New life for the artificial leaf?

    Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer to reality Sandwiched between rows of bottled chemicals and racks of drying glassware on the third floor of Harvard University’s Mallinckrodt laboratory, four thumbnail-size bits of pinstriped silicon hang from a thin ...


    By Ensia

  • Development of a low cost roll–to–roll nanoimprint lithography system for patterning 8–inch wide flexible substrates

    Recent developments in flexible electronics, solar cells, displays, bio–chips and wearable technology have featured various micro/nanostructures in system designs. However, fabricating these micro/nanostructures on flexible substrates using existing technology such as photolithography, electron beam lithography (EBL) and other lithography techniques are troublesome, time consuming and costly. An ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grand View Research, Inc: Global Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market Expected to Reach USD 10.87 Billion by 2020

    The global market for Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) is expected to reach USD 10.87 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for LED flat panels and LED TVs is expected to be one of the key factors driving PMMA demand, especially in Asia Pacific, which is a major hub for electronic manufacturing. Growth of major end-use industries including ...


  • Energy innovation: Snails and Griddies

    Ask most people to describe vanguard energy technology, and they’ll name LED lights, certain forms of solar energy and new electric storage methods. But how about this – generating energy from a living body? The Journal of the American Chemical Society is reporting a “real-life scientific tail of the first electrified snail.” Researchers have placed a fuel cell ...

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