A sensitivity analysis to assess the relative importance of improvements in electrocatalysts, light absorbers, and system geometry on the efficiency of solar-fuels generators

Yikai Chen, Shu Hu, Chengxiang Xiang, Nathan S Lewis

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Abstract

A sensitivity analysis has been performed for a variety of generic designs for solar-fuels generators. The analysis has revealed the relative importance of reductions in the overpotentials of electrocatalysts, of improvements in the materials properties of light absorbers, and of optimization in the system geometry for various different types of solar-fuels generators, while considering operation at a range of temperatures as well as under a variety of illumination intensities including up to 10-fold optical concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-886
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015

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  • Environmental Chemistry
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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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