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Investigation of semi-transparent dye-sensitized solar cells for fenestration integration

Selvaraj, Prabhakaran; Ghosh, Aritra; Mallick, Tapas K.; Sundaram, Senthilarasu


Prabhakaran Selvaraj

Aritra Ghosh

Tapas K. Mallick


For any particular location glazing transmission varies with season and time of day. Thus, glazing transmission angular behaviour is more crucial than single glazing transmittance value for building energy simulation and design. In this work, the spectral behaviour of the dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) glazing with three different transparencies are studied. Transmittance of the devices are measured after 2 years to understand the effects of device stability on DSSC glazing applications. The solar factor for the devices is calculated for different light incident angles for a whole year at a particular location. The correlation between clearness index and DSSC transmittance is also studied. Finally, glare analysis is performed for all the devices on a sunny day, intermittent day and overcast day, and is also compared with double glazing. It is found that the 37% transparent DSSC glazing leads to a greater reduction in disturbing glare by 21% compared to double glazing on a clear sunny day. All the above results suggest that DSSC glazings could be productively used for fenestration integration in buildings.


Selvaraj, P., Ghosh, A., Mallick, T. K., & Sundaram, S. (2019). Investigation of semi-transparent dye-sensitized solar cells for fenestration integration. Renewable Energy, 141, 516-525.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 31, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 3, 2019
Publication Date 2019-10
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 2023
Print ISSN 0960-1481
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 141
Pages 516-525
Keywords DSSC, Glazing, Solar factor, Angular transmission, Clearness index, Daylight glare


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