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Earth Week: Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Skills Lab

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

University Center, 618 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Have you ever wondered how a solar cell works? What if you heard that you could generate energy from the sun with the help of crushed berries? Come build solar cells with us!

Natural Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (NDSC) are an alternative solar technology. NDSC harvests sunlight with pigments taken from flora, and are cheap and easily made–so easy that we will teach you how to build them in an afternoon.

We will then network the cells, and have a discussion about the solar energy harvested by our cells, and the energy that went into sourcing the materials and making the cells. Finally, we will discuss future design applications to take the energy transition into your own hands.

This event is part of Earth Week at The New School, with support from the Tishman Environment and Design Center, and the New School Science Labs

Event Type

Workshops and Training


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


Tishman Environment and Design Center


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Environmental Studies, Social Justice, Natural Science, Climate Change


Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.