Solar Cells

Improving performance and your knowledge on DSSCs and perovskite solar cells

Insplorion’s NPS technology is used in R&D improving the performance of solar cells. The real time sensor technology gives reliable and consistent measurements of the different coatings for the light receiving coating. For example, the dye impregnation step of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells can be monitored in detail using an Insplorion instrument and the thermal propertes, i.e. Tg of ultrathin relevant polymer films can be determined. If you want to know how our technology can enable you in your solar cell research, contact Patrik Bjöörn.

Insplorion has together with Prof. Michael Grätzel’s group at EPFL in Switzerland and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, successfully applied Insplorion’s concept, Indirect Nanoplasmonic Sensing, for studies of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. The studies have focused on molecule adsorption in the thin films of TiO2 that the solar cells consist of. The studies are presented in Nano Letters.

Improves the solar cell performance

Michael Grätzel, who truly is world-leading in the area of solar cells (Millennium Price 2010, Albert Einstein Awards 2012, etc.) says the following about Insplorion’s technology: “I find Insplorion’s technology extremely interesting for studies of dye impregnation of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. It is likely to become a valuable tool to improve the dye impregnation process and thus the performance of DSCs.”