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Popcorn-Style Solar Cells

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Researchers turn to zinc oxide as an alternative low-cost, high-efficiency material for dye-sensitized solar cells.

Guozhong Cao, University of Washington

The sun, as the primary source of energy for all organisms on Earth and as a carbon-neutral power source, is considered the ultimate solution to the environmentally friendly energy challenge. In one hour, the sun deposits 13.6 TW of radiation on the Earth — more energy than is consumed in a whole year (13 TW). Solar cells, also known as photovoltaics, are devices that convert sunlight into electricity. Tiny popcorn-style material makes up dye-sensitized solar cells. Crystalline silicon semiconductor solar cells, invented more than 50 years ago, currently make up 94 percent of the...Read full article

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