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Observation

The results show that the silicon based solar cell has a higher open circuit voltage and short circuit current compared to the dye-sensitized solar cell.

Solar cell type

Open circuit voltage (V)

Short circuit current (miliampere)

Dye sensitized solar cell

0.395

0.105

Silicon based solar cell

0.455

0.315

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Complexity level:
9
Project cost ($):
90
Time required:
2 days to prepare, 1 hour for experiment
Material availability:
Access to your school's science lab is required
Safety concerns:

Handle chemicals with care. Proper laboratory gear/gloves should be worn. Ensure that chemicals are properly disposed of.