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Old 12-24-2011, 06:16 AM   #1
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Solarized paint? (wonder if it wears out?)

Spotted this article about a type of solar paint...can any one out there chime in with their input about it?
Solar paint promises to turn any surface into a solar cell | ZME Science
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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There have been rumors of this in the automotive industry for a little while. Don't think it's ready for prime time yet.

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"This solar "paint" would have the same function as the large photovoltaic (PV) solar collectors on buildings and "solar farms" around the world.
Korgel describes the tiny collection devices as a "solar sandwich."
"So these devices are 'sandwiches,' where you have the metal contact on the bottom and metal contact on the top to extract the charge out; and the middle part is the part that absorbs out the light," explains Korgel.
This paint, made of the CIGS nanocrystals, can be sprayed on plastic, glass and even fabric to create a solar cell."

The work being done on research & development of renewable energy is amazing.

Getting a charge out of solar 'paint'
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