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Pink Power: Unique Solar Power Generates More Energy

Turns out pink isn't just the color of geeksugar, Hello Kitty and bright youth friendly gadgets anymore. According to Engadget, the ongoing effort to build a less expensive solar cell continues to produce results, as researchers at Ohio State have come up with a nanotech solar cell with an unusual pink color that they say will one day be able to produce as much power as traditional silicon cells for a quarter of the cost. The dye-sensitive solar cells get their pink color from a mixture of ruthenium and either titanium or zinc oxide particles that absorb sunlight, while nanowires link the particles to provide power transfer. Yeah, I know, that's a lot of geek talk, but imagine all the pink things we'll be able hook up to pink power if it all works out!

Note: This is not a photo of the ruthenium-based charger, but an older solar concept from New Zealand.

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katie10 katie10 8 years
Awesome! It's great to see more green projects like this.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
whoa what is this? is it gonna be that colorful?
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
That's pretty cool.
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
That's pretty cool.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
very cool. i'm glad that so many people are actively working on this sort of project - less expensive solar power would be so beneficial!
Lovely_Ess Lovely_Ess 8 years
ok so i like colors more than the pink but i love even more that its O-state thats got it.. I do love my bucks :)
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
Yay for pink! :D
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 8 years
Yay for pink! :D
bringmeup bringmeup 8 years
This is just awesome. Pink RAWKS!
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