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Fabrication and Testing of a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Made from Dragon Fruit Dye | Original Article

Shashwati Vijay Pradhan*, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Dragon fruit coloration was made and utilized as sensitizer in the manufacture of DSSC. UV-Vis and FTIR technology examined the characteristics of dragon fruit colorings. A maximum of 535 nm is shown in the absorption spectra. Dragon fruit coloring reveals the intermolecular H-bond, C = O conjugate stretch and C-O-C esters, which is caused by anthocyanin component. On the other hand, the resistivity of TiO2 on ITO glass is also studied before it is utilized in the manufacture of DSSC. The resistivity of sheets increases from 1 layer = 22.1 = 2 layers = 369.6 = 2 layers. The TiO2 sheet is increased by 1 layer. Finally, a personalized approach was used to analyze and simulate the efficiency of assembling DSSC. The result reveals that, while halogen lamps present, the fill factor, Pmax and efficiency were 0.30, 13 μW, 0.22. In order to prepare the environmentally friendly and cheap DSSC the DSSC has been shown effectively to be helpful with dragon fruit as a color sensitiviser.