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The researchers at IIT Hyderabad develop eco-friendly solar cells using kumkum dye

The scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes. The research is published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar ..


Suntech develops cheap and most efficient solar cells

Suntech Power, the Chinese solar power manufacturer developed a new process for manufacturing silicon wafers for solar cells that could slash the cost of solar power by 10 to 20 %. It uses wafers made up of a single crystal of silicon. These are called “monocrystalline” wafers.