Blueberries Perform Better Than Silicon for Solar


Blueberries may soon be aiding a higher need. Who would have thought that blueberries could serve as a solar energy source?

Professor Aldo Di Carlo from the Department of Electronic Engineering in Italy, is leading a research team to use the natural pigments derived from blueberries to improve solar panel production. The pigments from dark-colored berries absorb sunlight extremely well. Since the extraction of the pigment is simple task, production of solar cells would increase. Unfortunately, efficiency rates are considerably lower. Silicon-based solar panels achieve an efficiency rate of approximately 15 percent while dyed solar panels achieve only a 1 percent efficiency rate. But by using synthetic dyes, efficiency rates could increase to 10 percent or more.


One Response to “Blueberries Perform Better Than Silicon for Solar”

  1. Hello,
    I’m from Myanmar(Burma).
    I wanna wants to produce printed solar cell in Myanmar.

    Please help us

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