has released for sale a range of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) fabrication and
test equipments for laboratory and prototyping known as the Dyesol DSC
Laboratory Solution. The equipments are all available from
the Dyesol e-commerce website at Dyesol Equipment. The DSC equipment
suite encompasses essential tools for every stage of the DSC
fabrication, testing and performance analysis process.
Because DSC is a relatively new field, much of the equipment
required for efficient laboratory and small-scale module manufacturing
simply did not exist when DSC research efforts began. Many laboratories
now entering the field cannot immediately access appropriate equipment
set up for DSC. Consequently, in the process of refining manufacturing
techniques to enable fabrication of reproducible laboratory samples,
Dyesol developed its own equipment, tooling and jigs. Over the years
the founders of Dyesol also engineered labour and time saving
automation of some steps and processes in DSC fabrication and testing.
The Dyesol equipment suite has proved itself and served
reliably both in the laboratory and in small volume production for some
years. It has now been refined to the point where Dyesol not only
guarantees the efficacy of their DSC materials and processes, but now
also guarantees their equipment suite.
Already, several international laboratories have purchased of
committed to purchase Dyesol Equipment In June, Bangor and Swansea
Universities in Wales acquired Dyesol testing equipments, including
EPTS (Universal PV Testing System) and LSC (Long Term DSC Light Soaking
Chamber). Subsequently, Mahidol University in Bangkok
purchased UPTS equipment and undertook capability training at
Dyesol. This week Dyesol has been informed by Universita Roma
Dua Tor Vergata that the university intends to acquire a Laboratory
Solution from Dyesol that will enable the university to have a complete
DSC prototyping capability.
The equipments and associated training that comprise the
Dyesol DSC Laboratory Solution are engineered to ensure that clients
can reproducibly produce standardised DSC cells and, where desired,
modules. This enables researchers to be assured that the
technology demonstrated is not only high performance but also
reproducible and scalable to deliverable products.
“This addition to our commercial product range will
greatly assist develop capacity at many of the institutional and
corporate research labs that are interested in DSC and in purchase of
materials,” Dyesol MD, Ms Sylvia Tulloch said.
“While the DSC equipment suite should provide meaningful
additional sales in their own right the real effect of making this
equipment available will be to rapidly expand the DSC research and