Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Super Solar Cells

"The green dye Dr Campbell (pictured) is synthetic chlorophyll derived from the light-harvesting pigment plants use for photosynthesis. "

"Solar cell technology developed by the University’s Nanomaterials Research Centre will enable New Zealanders to generate electricity from sunlight at a 10th of the cost of current silicon-based photo-electric solar cells. "
It's also more environmentally friendly, and works well under low light.

They hope to incorporate the dyes into windows and other building materials to capture energy. Besides, that is an awesome shade of green.

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