Juice from Juice

JCAP at Caltech teaches you how to generate a current using blackberries and solar energy!

Try it out yourself by following these instructional videos:

More info can be found at: http://thesolararmy.org/jfromj/dssc.htm and http://ccisolar.caltech.edu/webpage/113

Here is also a good demo:

Here is PDF from University of Texas Austin of how to make a DSSC from household products:




Moonshot thinking

“Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.”


(feature picture Apollo mission http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/saturn_apollo/photos/images/apollo17_GPN-2000-000636.jpg)

Dye sensitized solar cells

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: