DSSC: Synthetic Photosynthesis

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A New York Times article from Jan 30 explains the technology by G24 Innovations that brings a flexible, dye-based, solar energy system (Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells or DSSC) to various new products this year such as e-book readers and sport bags. Imagine the applications for public art with DSSC as a sculptural material! The technology seems to have a very low manufacturing footprint and it relies mostly on titanium dioxide which is used as a white pigment in all sorts of products from cosmetics and paints to toothpaste and milk.

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