Image via WikipediaWhat does fashionable, but worn out, denim pants like blue jeans have to do with energy? Plenty, says discovery news, who now reports that a chemical extracted from them is making more efficient solar cells.
The chemical in question is part of the blue dye, which can be chemically rearranged to form an excellent solar-catalyst. Properly arranged, one would have a fairly efficient, flexible, and cheap, solar cell that could be arbitrarily deployed, would be difficult to damage, and would provide more power than traditional silicon solar cells.
Thanks to the researchers at Cornell university.