Toward Eco Green Energy: Fabrication of DSSC from Recycled Phone Screen

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta 87300, Pakistan.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Balochistan, Quetta 87300, Pakistan.

3 Department of Chemistry, University of Balochistan, Quetta 87300, Pakistan.

4 Department of Biotechnology, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, 87300, Pakistan.


The dye-sensitized solar cell was fabricated using discarded mobile phone. The recycled mobile screen was used as counter electrode. In the fabrication process, the use of recycled materials promotes eco green energy and alternative source for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC). The ITO substrate was used as photoelectrode growing zinc oxide (ZnO) by hydrothermal growth. The natural plant Alkanna tinctoria root extract was used as photosensitizer and N719 was used as reference dye. The power to conversion efficiency achieved as 0.0244% by natural plant Alkanna tinctoria root. The aim of this study is to develop a culture of using recycled items toward eco green energy production as well as research work may also be carried out by these discarded mobile screen as photo and counter electrode.


Volume 8, Issue 2
April 2020
Pages 63-68
  • Receive Date: 24 November 2019
  • Revise Date: 17 January 2020
  • Accept Date: 08 March 2020
  • First Publish Date: 29 January 2021