We are very close to sending our first kits to Uganda on dye-sensitized solar cells! SciBridge project volunteers met up at UT-Austin to perform the experiment (courtesy of UCLA/CNSI's High School Nanoscience outreach program) to make sure the supplies we have purchased will work.
The great news is that the 3 solar cells we made today all worked so the supplies that we have ordered are good! We will do packaging in 2 weeks, at which point the kits will be ready for shipment to our first SciBridge institutions in Uganda! A big thank you to all the SciBridge volunteers who came out today: Josephine, Tony, Tyler, & Alex!
L-R: Tony, Tyler, Veronica & Josephine measuring the conductivity of the FTO glass slides.
Alex doctor-blading the titanium oxide suspension onto a conductive glass slide.
Tyler & Tony testing their solar cells under the super-strong Texas sun.