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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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