Implementation of Gyrinops Versteegii Gaharu Leaves as a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Reza Maulana Mashari, Dwi Prihanto


Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) is a photoelectrochemical solar
cell that uses electrolytes as the cargo transport medium. Gratzel
developed it as an alternative resource through the discovery of the
latest solar cell material by mimicking the photosynthesis process
called photo-electrochemical reactions. According to the research
of Saputra, flavonoids can be used as dyes in Dye-Sensitized Solar
Cells, while Yanti in 2014 studied the agarwood leaf extract that
contained flavonoids and chlorophyll. This study aimed to design,
build, and test Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell by testing the light
absorption, and the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell using
Agarwood Chlorophyll. This research extracted the Gyrinops
versteegii that was grouped into young, medium and old leaves.
With the same dose of extract, 15 grams of agarwood leaves were
dissolved in 96% ethanol for 100 ml. The results showed that even
though the maximum absorption power was the same, or 4.00, the
medium leaves absorbed the light more than its wavelength range.
The DSSC performance test results obtained the voltages of the
young, medium, and old agarwood leaves that were 0.398 V, 0.399
V, and 0.369 V. The currents of those leaves were 0.01 mA, 0.01
mA, and 0.01 mA respectively.

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