dye-sensitized solar cells

12/12/2011 - 11:03

A North Carolina State University invention has significant potential to improve the efficiency of solar cells and other technologies that derive energy from light.  Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei’s research group invented a new “sensitizer,” or dye, that harvests more ambient and solar light than any dyes currently on the market for use in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).