Application of transparent dye-sensitized solar cells to building integrated photovoltaic systems

Sanghoon Yoon, Sehyun Tak, Jinsoo Kim, Yongseok Jun, Kisuk Kang, Jiyoung Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

133 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is one of the most promising photovoltaic systems for building integration (BIPV). DSSC can be transparent with various degrees of transparency, which makes it suitable for window application in buildings. In this study, we investigate the relationship between the transparency, the efficiency of DSSC and the overall energy efficiency of a building when DSSC is applied as window system. It is shown that while the efficiency of less transparent DSSC is generally higher due to higher short circuit current density (Jsc) from the thick electrode, it does not necessarily maximize the overall energy efficiency of a building. This is because lighting conditions of the building varies with the transparency of the window. The optimum condition should be carefully considered with the transparency of window as computationally simulated in terms of energy generation and consumption. We also find that different orientations of window in the building affect the optimum conditions of DSSC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1899-1904
Number of pages6
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume46
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

photovoltaic system
integrated system
transparency
dye
efficiency
Transparency
energy
energy efficiency
Energy efficiency
work environment
building
density current
Short circuit currents
solar cell
Dye-sensitized solar cells
electrode
Current density
Lighting
Electrodes

Keywords

  • Building-integrated photovoltaics
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Short circuit current
  • TiO electrode
  • Transmittance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Cite this

Application of transparent dye-sensitized solar cells to building integrated photovoltaic systems. / Yoon, Sanghoon; Tak, Sehyun; Kim, Jinsoo; Jun, Yongseok; Kang, Kisuk; Park, Jiyoung.

In: Building and Environment, Vol. 46, No. 10, 01.10.2011, p. 1899-1904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yoon, Sanghoon ; Tak, Sehyun ; Kim, Jinsoo ; Jun, Yongseok ; Kang, Kisuk ; Park, Jiyoung. / Application of transparent dye-sensitized solar cells to building integrated photovoltaic systems. In: Building and Environment. 2011 ; Vol. 46, No. 10. pp. 1899-1904.
@article{e68aa383b7904f97b5b82ad0c2b67024,
title = "Application of transparent dye-sensitized solar cells to building integrated photovoltaic systems",
abstract = "Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is one of the most promising photovoltaic systems for building integration (BIPV). DSSC can be transparent with various degrees of transparency, which makes it suitable for window application in buildings. In this study, we investigate the relationship between the transparency, the efficiency of DSSC and the overall energy efficiency of a building when DSSC is applied as window system. It is shown that while the efficiency of less transparent DSSC is generally higher due to higher short circuit current density (Jsc) from the thick electrode, it does not necessarily maximize the overall energy efficiency of a building. This is because lighting conditions of the building varies with the transparency of the window. The optimum condition should be carefully considered with the transparency of window as computationally simulated in terms of energy generation and consumption. We also find that different orientations of window in the building affect the optimum conditions of DSSC.",
keywords = "Building-integrated photovoltaics, Dye-sensitized solar cells, Short circuit current, TiO electrode, Transmittance",
author = "Sanghoon Yoon and Sehyun Tak and Jinsoo Kim and Yongseok Jun and Kisuk Kang and Jiyoung Park",
year = "2011",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.03.010",
language = "English",
volume = "46",
pages = "1899--1904",
journal = "Building and Environment",
issn = "0360-1323",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Application of transparent dye-sensitized solar cells to building integrated photovoltaic systems

AU - Yoon, Sanghoon

AU - Tak, Sehyun

AU - Kim, Jinsoo

AU - Jun, Yongseok

AU - Kang, Kisuk

AU - Park, Jiyoung

PY - 2011/10/1

Y1 - 2011/10/1

N2 - Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is one of the most promising photovoltaic systems for building integration (BIPV). DSSC can be transparent with various degrees of transparency, which makes it suitable for window application in buildings. In this study, we investigate the relationship between the transparency, the efficiency of DSSC and the overall energy efficiency of a building when DSSC is applied as window system. It is shown that while the efficiency of less transparent DSSC is generally higher due to higher short circuit current density (Jsc) from the thick electrode, it does not necessarily maximize the overall energy efficiency of a building. This is because lighting conditions of the building varies with the transparency of the window. The optimum condition should be carefully considered with the transparency of window as computationally simulated in terms of energy generation and consumption. We also find that different orientations of window in the building affect the optimum conditions of DSSC.

AB - Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is one of the most promising photovoltaic systems for building integration (BIPV). DSSC can be transparent with various degrees of transparency, which makes it suitable for window application in buildings. In this study, we investigate the relationship between the transparency, the efficiency of DSSC and the overall energy efficiency of a building when DSSC is applied as window system. It is shown that while the efficiency of less transparent DSSC is generally higher due to higher short circuit current density (Jsc) from the thick electrode, it does not necessarily maximize the overall energy efficiency of a building. This is because lighting conditions of the building varies with the transparency of the window. The optimum condition should be carefully considered with the transparency of window as computationally simulated in terms of energy generation and consumption. We also find that different orientations of window in the building affect the optimum conditions of DSSC.

KW - Building-integrated photovoltaics

KW - Dye-sensitized solar cells

KW - Short circuit current

KW - TiO electrode

KW - Transmittance

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79956342653&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79956342653&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.03.010

DO - 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.03.010

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79956342653

VL - 46

SP - 1899

EP - 1904

JO - Building and Environment

JF - Building and Environment

SN - 0360-1323

IS - 10

ER -