Application Note: Photovoltaics: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
4 February 2015

A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) are currently subject of intense research in the framework of renewable energies as a low-cost photovoltaic (PV) device. Electricity generated from a PV produces zero emissions, is modular, and can produce energy anywhere the sun shines. This application note illustrates the use of the Autolab PGSTAT302N in combination with the Autolab LED Driver kit to perform DC characterization of a PV device.