Roses forum: Roses in solar power research!

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Name: Carol Sandt
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csandt
Jun 27, 2016 6:22 AM CST
I was amazed to learn that research on the petals of rose 'El Toro' (also known as Gladiator, Red Mountain Peak, Uncle Joe and just plain old Toro), is helping to improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells.

An article entitled “Flower Power: Exploiting Plants’ Epidermal Structures for Enhanced Light Harvesting in Thin-Film Solar Cells” published in the journal Advanced Optical Materials describes the research.

You can read a reader-friendly summary here:

http://cleantechnica.com/2016/06/26/solar-cell-efficiency-sm...
Carol Sandt
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Name: Khalid Waleed
Islamabad, zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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kbw664
Jun 27, 2016 10:20 AM CST
csandt: thanks for sharing this research.
regards
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 27, 2016 10:31 AM CST
Fun and beyond cool!
Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray!
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