The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) was invented in 1991 and unlike other solar technologies, a dye molecule is the powerhouse of this solar cell. As a result of this molecular character, these next-generation photovoltaic (PV) cells offer distinct advantages and opportunities when compared to existing or other emerging technologies. The two major advantages are the devices optical transparency and ability to more effectively operate in diffuse light conditions (cloudy days, indirect sunlight, etc.). This means that the technology could be employed as windows or coatings for a wide array of applications (including north facing windows that never get direct sunlight).
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... and you can also find solar cell roofs that convert sunlight into electricity available for usage any time of the day...
Protective window films that ensure lower energy costs, reduction of heat from sunlight, protection from fading on furniture and more already exist...
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The effect of donor-modification in organic light-harvesting motifs: triphenylamine donors appended with polymerisable thienyl subunits. Bonnier, C.; Machin, D. D.; Abdi, O. K.; Koivisto, B. D., Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 7011-7015.
Manipulating non-innocent π-spacers: the challenges of using 2,6-disubstituted BODIPY cores within donor–acceptor light-harvesting motifs. Bonnier, C; Machin, D. D.; Abdi, O.; Koivisto, B. D.; Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 3756-3760.