— SOLAR ENERGY

The Solar Dream

 

DSC technology has the potential to turn buildings into electricity generation plants by
replacing conventional glazing and building envelopes, opaque and transparent panels could
generate electricity in any building. DSC is environmentally friendlier to manufacture than
silicon-based panels, it mimics photosynthesis in plants to generate energy all day every day,
even in low light conditions.

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Further information on Dyesol: www.dyesol.com

 

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vDSC technology can best be described as 'artificial photosynthesis' using an electrolyte, a layer of titania (a pigment used in white paints and tooth paste) and ruthenium dye sandwiched between glass. Light striking the dye excites electrons which are absorbed by the titania to become an electric current many times stronger than that found in natural photosynthesis in plants. Compared to conventional silicon based photovoltaic technology, Dyesol's technology has lower cost and embodied energy in manufacture, it produces electricity more efficiently even in low light conditions and can be directly incorporated into buildings by replacing conventional glass panels rather than taking up roof or extra land area

 

— DSC Advantages

› Lowest investment of all PV (solar cells)
› Lowest embodied energy – avoid energy for production of wafers
› Really eally clean and green PV technology
› Readily available raw materials
› Performance erformance improves in ‘normal normal’ solar conditions
› Power ‘all day every day day’
› Colours and transparency for architectural advantage
› Great future
› Gateway to tandem products – e.g. photoelectrochromics photoelectrochromics, DSC, electronics, alternative applications (flexible), thermal gain.

 

SOLAR CELL CHARACTERISTIC DSC CRYSTALLINE
SILICON
OTHER
THIN
FILMS
Major cost of manufacture is not high priced raw materials.  
Manufacturing process produces no toxic emissions    
Economies of scale and commonly available non-vacuum processing equipment lower production cost    
Low embodied energy  
Low cost manufacturing equipment    
Output does not rely on direct solar incidence; effective in every day conditions with reflected and refracted light    
Good performance does not require optimally angled or directed structures    
Optimal output achieved in real life operating conditions    
A range of colours and shades can be available
Modules can be opaque or translucent
Modules can be inherently transparent    
Reduced Balance of System costs (batteries, framing, inverters)    

 

 

— DSC Process
ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS - BIOMIMETIC


 

•Commence stage 2 of the major UK product development program ($1m/annum).

•Establish funded collaborative development programs in India/Singapore.

•Expand materials sales earnings from distributorships in Japanand Europe.



Advantages of Photovoltaics (PV)

› Lower capital investment
› Higher return on investment
› Employment multiplier >4
› Non-polluting
› Not sensitive to politics
› Predictable future costs