Dyesol has announced that it has constructed Dye Sensitized Solar (DCS) solar panel prototypes. The panels exceed the size of 120cm x 60cm, which makes them the largest single-circuit series connected DCS panel to date, to be used in BIPV applications.
A joint venture between Dyesol and DyeTec Solar have overcome the impediments of the assembly of a large scale glass-based DCS panels. The assembly was only limited by the availability of prototyping equipment, Transparent Conduction Oxide (TCO) glass and DCS materials.
Richard Caldwell, executive chairman of Dyesol Ltd commented: “This is a significant achievement as the BIPV market for glass is expected to reach $6.4 billion (USD) in revenues in 2016, according to the 2012 NanoMarkets report. This opportunity represents considerable demand for both DyeTec products and partner materials. Glass-based BIPV is where technological progress and energy policy merge creating more sustainable urban environments, where buildings become energy self sufficient and energy secure. We look forward to taking the next important step towards commercialization with the scale-up of activity in Ohio.”