Fabrication and Testing of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Using Dye Extracted from Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica)

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E. L. Efurumibe
Christopher Njoku
P. E. Efurumibe


The quest for dye-sensitized solar cell of improved efficiency has led to the use of various dyes from various plants in the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cell. Here, because of the characteristic nature of Mimosa Pudica, we decided to try-out the dye extract from it to see how the efficiency of the cell can be affected. After fabricating the solar cell and testing, the efficiency value obtained was: 9.52%. This shows a remarkable improvement in the efficiency of the cell when compared with other dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated with other natural dyes.

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