DSC technology can best be described as ‘artificial photosynthesis’ using an electrolyte a layer of titania (a pigment used in white paints) and ruthenium dye sandwiched between two substrates at least one of which is transparent. Light striking the dye excites electrons which are absorbed by the titania to become electric current.
With its first generation of DSC modules 3GSolar will be focusing its marketing efforts on rural off-grid markets mainly in developing countries where close to 2 billion people live without electricity. The 3GSolar 55W modules will be sold and distributed to provide basic electricity in rural areas. Off-grid electrification will remain a market necessity and opportunity for decades to come. $2 billion of off-grid systems are installed annually growing by 15% a year.; At usable level