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Course Title: Introduction to Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Credit Units: 2

Course Level: UG Course Code:SAE402




Course Objectives:
The course will introduce students to dye sensitized solar cells, conversion of light into energy using these cells and principle aspects of dye sensitized solar
cells.

Prerequisites: Basic Physics


Modules Weightage
1. Module I Introduction
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (dsscs) as a component of different solar cell technologies
Application of organic dyes to generate electricity from light
Advantages of dsscs
Limitations of dsscs
20%
2. Module II Working principle
Working principle of dsscs
Theoretical issues of dye cell operation including light absorption
Charge separation, charge transport
Recombination and interfacial kinetics
20%
3. Module III Fabrication procedures for DSSCs
Components of dsscs including electrodes, dyes, electrolytes, catalysts etc.
General fabrication procedure
20%
4. Module IV Efficiency of DSSCs
Performance of dye sensitized solar cells,
Their energy conversion efficiency
Long term stability
20%
L T P/S SW/FW TOTAL CREDIT
UNITS
2 0 0 0 2
5. Module V Applications of DSSCs
Cell and module architectures
Solid state dsscs
Cells on plastic substrates
Industrial applications
Comparison with other photovoltaic technologies
20%


Student Learning Outcomes:
To demonstrate knowledge solar cells
To explain the principle of operation of DSSCs
To analyse applications of dsscs

Pedagogy for Course Delivery:
The class will be taught using theory from standard text books covering the syllabus. In addition the course instructor will update the knowledge of latest state
of art of the respective subjects from various media. The instructor will cover the ways to think innovatively and liberally.

Lab/ Practical Details, if applicable: NA

List of Experiments: NA

Assessment / Examination Scheme:

Theory L/T (%) Lab/Practical/Studio (%) Total
100 NA 100

Theory Assessment (L&T):

Continuous Assessment/Internal Assessment End Term
Examination


Component
(Drop down)
Mid-
Term
Exam
Assignment Viva Attendance
Weightage
(%)
15 5 5 5 70

Text:
1. Hara, K. & Arakawa, H. (2003). Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, In: Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, A. Luque and S.
Hegedus, (Ed.), Chapter 15, pp. 663-700, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, ISBN: 0-471-49196-9.
2. Green, M. A., 1982, Solar Cells, Operating Principles, Technology, and System Applications, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, Inc.,
276 s., ISBN 0-13-822270-3.
3. M. Grtzel, "Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells," J Photochem. Photobiol.C - Photochem. Rev. 4, 145 (2003).
References: NA

Additional Readings: NA

Any other study material: NA

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