DSC uses a sandwich of electrolyte, titanium oxide, and dye to create electric current. It is an electrochemical device like a battery or supercapacitor, but functions similar to the natural process of photosynthesis, converting any light to electricity. DSC production is based on screen printing and does not require silicon. Dye cells work significantly better than thin-film or silicon in variable lighting conditions, greatly improving energy production.
The 3GSolar energy solution is available in glass. Ultrathin formats will soon be released to market. Broad possibilities of color and transparency are offered for aesthetic integration into wireless products. The 3GSolar PV cell is optimized to the customer’s wireless product.
While there are a number of light-powered cell technologies on the market and in development, each has its strengths and weaknesses. Here is how 3GSolar products stack up against the closest alternatives in low light conditions: