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September 3rd, 2007

"Solar Dye" Is 10 Times Cheaper Than Normal Solar Panels

Abstract:
Solar cell technology developed by Massey University's Nanomaterials Research Center will enable companies to generate electricity from sunlight at a 10th of the cost of current silicon-based photo-electric solar cells.

Dr. Wayne Campbell and researchers at the Center have developed colored dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells.

The synthetic dyes are made from natural compounds, such as hemoglobin.

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