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Ricoh Launches New EH DSSC Modules with 20% Increase in Power Generation

Ricoh today announced the launch of a new generation of RICOH EH DSSC Series, a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) module that achieves high-power generation performance even under weak lighting conditions. The new module’s maximum power output has improved by approximately 20% from the previous product. Ricoh’s DSSC is developed by applying the organic photoconductor technology that Ricoh has developed for multifunction devices. It solves the safety and durability problems, such as liquid leakage and corrosion, that batteries using electrolytes have.

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The latest RICOH EH DSSC Series modules can be used in low-temperature environments down to -30°C, perfect for a wide variety of settings, including lighted refrigerated warehouses and sensors for merchandising freezers. The new DSSC is offered as an independent power source for IoT sensor makers to use in devices for the manufacturing and distribution industries, smart offices and homes, and nursing and medical care facilities (storage of pharmaceuticals).

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By designing organic materials suitable for indoor light source wavelengths and optimizing the device structure, generating electricity with high efficiency is possible even in places with lower light levels, such as warehouses. The new Ricoh EH DSSC Series product line-up is available in three size formats. An evaluation set is also available containing three module sizes for product evaluation.