Materials and devices for solar cells

About Us

The Materials and Devices for Solar Cells (MDSS) group is part of research groups within the Research Center for Electronics and Telecommunications, Indonesian Institute of Science (P2ET LIPI).

Our group is inspired to develop technology to address the pressing need of sustainable, yet green and clean energy resources for humanity. Our research is primarily focused on the development of materials syntheses and device fabrications for solar energy driven applications. We are currently developing novel ways to build and improve the performance stability of dye-sensitized solar modules. Moreover, we are also investigating new materials and methods to develop polymer- and perovskite-based solar cells.

News Update

25 April 2018

One of our team members, Mr. Shobih, has successfully mentored a local high-school student who did a project on dye-sensitized solar cell research and won a Gold Medal for delivering the Best Poster Presentation at the 25th International Conference for Young Scientists (ICYS 2018) held in Belgrade, Serbia.

18 January 2018

The MDSS research group received a formal visit from R&D representatives of PT. Pertamina (Persero). The visit was aimed to seek future research collaborations between LIPI and PT. Pertamina to promote the applications of renewable energy in Indonesia, particularly solar energy.

11 November 2017

Our Dye-Sensitized Solar Modules were exhibited at ITB INSIGHT event held in ITB Campus in Bandung.

4 - 5 November 2017

Papers entitled "Synthesis and Modification of Macroporous Titania using Silver Nanoparticles" and "Performance of 7-cells Dye Sensitized Solar Module in Z-type Series Interconnection" were presented at the International Conference on Chemistry and Material Science (IC2MS) 2017 in Ijen Suites & Resort, Malang.

23 - 24 October 2017

Several members of our group attended the Indonesia Science Expo (ISE) 2017 and presented following papers:

  • "The Influence of the Addition of Dye Surface Modifier on the Performance of Transparent Dye Sensitized Solar Cells" presented at the International Symposium on Chemistry (ISAC) 2017
  • "Reliability Performance of Up Scaling DSSC into Sub-Module in Series Design using Hermetic Sealing" presented at the International on Frontiers of Applied Physics (ISFAP) 2017
  • "Enhancing the Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Hydrothermal Post-treatment in Acidic Environment" presented at the International on Frontiers of Applied Physics (ISFAP) 2017
  • "Low-cost Monolithic Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Fabricated on Single Conductive Substrate" presented at ICRAMET 2017


We also participated on the expo by exhibiting dye-sensitized solar window and solar tree.

8 - 10 September 2017

Our solar cell prototypes were exhibited at Traditional Food & Scientech Festival 2017 in Taman Pintar, Yogyakarta.

6 - 8 September 2017

Papers entitled "A comparative study between titania and zirconia as material for scattering layer in dye-sensitized solar cells" was presented at the 2017 International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTAP) in Jogjakarta Plasa Hotel, Yogyakarta.

24 - 26 July 2017

Papers entitled "Electrical Properties of Dye-sensitized Solar Module with Integrated Parallel Connections" and "Improving the Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells through the Addition of Compact Layer under TiO2 Electron Transfer Material " were presented at the 15th International Conference on QiR in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 - 22 July 2017

One of our members was selected as one of the fellow participants at the 7th Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science 2017 in Ambon, Maluku held by AIPI and US National Academy of Science, and presented a poster entitled "Toward Low-Cost Photovoltaics: Engineering of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells and Modules".

15 October - 5 November 2016

The members of MDSS research group attended Tailor Made training on the Fabrication of Solar Module based on Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells, which was held by Dyenamo AB in Stockholm, Sweden. The training was fully funded by the Riset Pro Non-Degree program of the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Some of our collaborators from ITB, UGM and UNS who were parts of Indonesian solar cell consortium, were also participated in this program.

Please contact us for further inquiries regarding this training.

24 - 26 October 2016

We presented a poster presentation at the 2nd Indonesian Materials Research Society (MRS-Id) Meetings held at the Grand Royal Panghegar Hotel & Convention, Bandung. The presented paper was entitled, "From cells to modules: Fabrication and long term stability of dye-sensitized solar cells".

23 August 2016

A paper entitled "Perovskite/polymer solar cells prepared using solution process" was presented at the International Conference on Physics and Its Application, held in Denpasar, Bali.

17 - 19 August 2016

We attended the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics held at Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and presented the paper entitled "Stability Optimization of TiO2 Dye-Sensitized Solar Sub-modules in Z-Type Series Interconnection".

2-3 August 2016

A paper entitled "The Influence of CH3NH3I/PbI2 Ratio on the Absorption and Electrical Characteristics of Perovskite/Polymer Solar Cell" was presented at the International Seminar on Chemistry held in Surabaya, Jawa Timur.