Scientists hunt for new light-harvesting chemical for more effective solar panels

An international team of scientists is hunting for new, organic light-harvesting chemicals to make solar panels that are both more effective at creating electricity and are environmentally friendly. The team identifited five high-performing dye candidates by harnessing the power of ALCF supercomputing resources to sift through thousands of scientific journals and collect data on nearly 10,000 organic dyes which could be used in solar cells.