Annealing Effect on Efficiency of Aspilia Africana Flowers Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 137-140
Received: Nov. 20, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 30, 2014; Published: Jun. 11, 2015
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Authors
Adenike Boyo, Department of physics, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos state, Nigeria
Henry Boyo, Department of Physics, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Olasunkanmi Kesinro, Department of physics, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos state, Nigeria
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Abstract
Energy was generated by using methanol as a solvent to extract dye from Aspilia africana Flowers. The maximum absorption of the extracted dye was observed at different wavelengths (350-1000nm). TiO2 was annealed at different temperatures and phytochemical screening was done. We observed insignificant presence of anthocyanin compared to flavonoids in the flowers. The solar energy conversion efficiency changes from 0.21% to 0.52%, due to the sintering of the TiO2 at different temperatures. The increase in solar energy conversion efficiency can be attributed to the changes in the morphology, crystalline quality, and the optical properties caused by the sintering effect.
Keywords
Aspilia Africana, Methanol, Anthocyanin, Flavonoids and Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
To cite this article
Adenike Boyo, Henry Boyo, Olasunkanmi Kesinro, Annealing Effect on Efficiency of Aspilia Africana Flowers Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 137-140. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150404.12
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