One of my current research interests involves hydrogen production by photocatalytic waster splitting and connection to dye sensitized solar cell technologies.
Here are some research articles on the subject:
Source of feature image: http://blogs.rsc.org/ee/files/2013/10/c3ee42519c-ga-1024×477.jpg
JCAP at Caltech teaches you how to generate a current using blackberries and solar energy!
Try it out yourself by following these instructional videos:
Here is also a good demo:
Here is PDF from University of Texas Austin of how to make a DSSC from household products:
Here is the original paper by Smestad and Graetzel: GraetzelCell-1998
Together with Sir Richard Friend and Steve Furber, Michael Graetzel was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize of 2010
One of my research interest involves dye sensitized solar cells – a technology for capturing energy from the sun inspired by nature’s photosynthesis
Above is a simple video how how a DSSC works
Here are some articles on the subject:
Below are some articles explaining artificial photosynthesis and dye sensitized solar cells…
Image source: Scientific American, Reinventing the leaf