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Going solar, paint-on style

Renewable energy technology continues to expand rapidly – researchers and scientists are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to generate clean energy and better the environment…including the latest idea from researchers at University of Notre Dame in the USA.

They have made a huge advance in solar technology by creating solar paint. It’s a special paint that employs semiconducting nanoparticles to generate energy from the sun. Just imagine – the paint on the outside of your house could generate power from light! And the best part is, the researchers say the paint can be produced cheaply and in large quantities. Now the team is just working on how to perfect and stabilize the paint. You can read more about the science behind the solar paint in the scientific journal ACS Nano.


January 11, 2012



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