In addition to specialty chemicals, Solaronix provides complete sets of components to build your own Dye Solar Cells with great simplicity. Our know-how in electrode fabrication is built into our kits: they include ready-to-use titania electrodes, counter-electrodes and pre-cut sealing gaskets. Researchers can pick the dye and electrolyte of their choice, or test their own chemicals just as easily. Our kits offer a versatile and convenient way for experimenting with existing or new components.
We have different kits depending on size and intended use:
Together with one of our electric loads such as the low current motor, the resulting solar cells can demonstrate Dye Solar Cell technology very nicely, even in office light!
The Test Cell Kit allows experienced users to easily build many high performance test cells with a high degree of reproducibility.
Whether your want to expand your Dye Solar Cell expertise, or completely jump-start your research, the Test Cell Kit removes the barriers and fires up your productivity. For research and development, comparative studies, or high level courses, the Test Cell Kit is specifically tailored for the most demanding activities.
The fruit of intensive hybrid solar cells research at Solaronix and years of optimization, the Test Cell Kit is the perfect match of simplicity of construction, reproducibility, and of course, ease of assembly. With an active area of 6 x 6 mm, your Test Cells won't suffer from the side effects observed with larger surfaces, and will allow you to precisely understand changes.
Take advantage of high quality ready-to-use solar cell parts and focus on your specialty.
The Education Cell Kit is specifically designed to fit in educational budgets.
Dye Solar Cell technology can be a fantastic topic for training courses. With that goal in mind, the Education Dye Solar Cell program was designed to allow professors and students to easily make their own operational solar cells.
This set consists of an affordable titania electrode that is ready to be stained with a natural dye such as those found in berries. This kind of preparation is very convenient to do, and demonstrates the use of ingredients from nature to generate power from a renewable energy source. The resulting solar cell is powerful enough to power a small electric load.
For simplicity, the solar cell can be assembled by clipping the two electrodes against each other. For durability, the cell can be sealed by laminating the two electrodes together with an appropriate gasket. The Education Cell Kit is very versatile and can be adapted to your requirements.
More experienced users can build state-of-the-art Dye Solar Cells from this kit, using a synthetic ruthenium sensitizer, an advanced iodide electrolyte and platinized counter-electrode.
Dye Solar Cell enthusiasts will benefit from our Demonstration Cell Kit suited to build larger devices.
The Demonstration Cell kit is designed for people who would like to make bigger Dye Solar Cells for exhibition purposes. With an active area of 81 cm2, this type of solar cell can easily power a small electric load, and will run nicely in office lighting or other diffuse light conditions.
The simplest way for making a demonstration cell consists of dying the titania anode with a natural dye. The cathode can be prepared from a conductive glass and a pencil (carbon source). These electrodes are then put together using binder clips, leading to an open-air cell. The Demonstration Cell Kit Basic includes these electrodes in one package.
Alternatively, the demonstration cell can be assembled in a sealed configuration for durability. Use the gasket to laminate the electrodes together, adding the electrolyte through holes that are pre-drilled in the cathode. The Advanced variant of the Demonstration Kit includes all the required materials and components.
In the sealed configuration, we recommend using a ruthenium dye for sensitizing the titania electrode, and a robust iodide electrolyte. Ruthenizer 535-bisTBA and Iodolyte Z-50 will fill these roles nicely.
In addition to our chemicals dedicated to Perovskite Solar Cell fabrication, Solaronix is providing a kit containing ready-to-use electrodes for this novel photovoltaic technology.
Researchers can benefit from high quality titania electrodes specifically designed for experimenting with Perovskite Solar Cells.
Electrodes are available at different stages of layering. The kit starts with the simplest etched FTO electrodes allowing for any sort of build-up, and extends to the most sophisticated scaffolding titania electrodes enabling perovskite light absorber investigations straight away.
Intermediate blocking-layer titania electrodes are also available to conveniently permit to explore setups without or with other sorts of scaffolding materials.
Should you like to place an order or ask for a quotation, please navigate to shop.solaronix.com.
Download the Solaronix Materials brochure:
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How do I make Dye Solar Cells? Solaronix provides a free tutorial to help you get started:
(PDF, 6.2 MB)