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The potential of natural, photosynthetic pigments to improve the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells
Current photovoltaic cells incorporate silicon or synthetic dyes; however, these cells are expensive and the dyes are toxic. Our product uses natural, photosynthetic pigments to sensitize an alternative design solar cell, ...
Detection methods for common problems in solar home systems
Solar power is a valuable source of electricity for users in the developing world, yet many solar home systems are working at marginal capacity or not functioning at all. This study has two purposes: (1) to determine how ...
An analysis of the efficacy of low-scale concentrated photovoltaics
The plausibility of low-concentrating flat-plate photovoltaics as a viable small-scale energy generation system was explored. A flat-plate photovoltaic panel utilizing an inexpensive parabolic reflector to increase the ...