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More efficient dye-sensitised solar panels - Electronics News

More efficient dye-sensitised solar panels - Electronics News

Latest News TSMC rebuffs exclusivity with Apple, Qualcomm Intel and IDT develop resonance-based wireless charging Production halt on GM Volt Foxconn International announces worst-ever half-year loss Ampcontrol acquires Primatec RESEARCHERS from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania are looking into ways to make dye-sensitised solar panels more efficient. Dye-sensitised solar panels capture radiation via photosensitive dye and convert the energy to electricity. They are cheap, easy to manufacture, durable and are made from stable and abundant resource materials. But they currently convert only 11 to 12 percent of the incoming sunlight into electricity. Aiming for an efficiency at least on par with the silicon based panels, the researchers are using mathematical modelling to explore ways to streamline the electron transfer process inside the dye-sensitised pan...

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