The prospect of liquid-based dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs): A Comparative Review
Energy demands including electricity consumptions have been increasing rapidly in
recent years. Silicon solar cells, the most highly used cells dominating global markets,
contribute significantly in providing sustainable form of energy. More importantly, it
promisingly enables people especially in rural and remote areas to have access to electricity
that could potentially stimulate rural development. However, this energy platform still suffers
for high production and maintenance costs and the use of hazardous materials. Soft
interface solar cells seems to take advantage over silicon solar cell design but review articles
explaining the advantages of this new approach are rarely found. This article provides a
general overview about an emerging solar cell based on liquid│liquid junction interface from
chemistry perspective, highlights its benefits over silicon based solar cells and argues that
this technology is a potential substitute for the existing ones by focusing specifically on the
issues of costs, environmental impacts, electron transfer and fabrication techniques.
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