The first completely solid, multi-color, flexible solar textile was fabricated for use as a metal-free organic dye-sensitized solar textile with a satin structure. A one-dimensional, ZnO nanorod directly grown on a fiber-type stainless steel wire was selectively sensitized using three different indoline dyes (D102, D131 and D149) with different optical properties for the photoanode, and a Pt-coated wire was used as the counter electrode. A solar textile composed of five photoanodes and counter electrodes with three different main color was woven into a satin structure and casted with a solid electrolyte. For multi-color solar textiles, both the efficiency and current density were higher than the single textiles with the same main color, indicating the panchromatic effect of a multi-color system. The lifetime of each dye loaded sample was evaluated under accelerated conditions and further compared with the color values of the Commission International d'Eclairage LAB.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Process Chemistry and Technology