Sunday, October 5, 2008

Solar paint on steel buildings will produce big power in 3 years


A new photovoltaic paint is being developed by UK university researchers and the steel industry and should be ready for use in three years. The solar paint consists of a layer of dye and a layer of electrolytes. It is applied to the steel as a liquid paste in four layers. “If the solar cell paint can be successfully brought to the market, it could spell big changes when it comes to the future production of electricity,” said Steve Fisher of the Corus Group, the Anglo-Dutch steel manufacturing group investing in the project. The solar paint will be more efficient at capturing low radiation light than conventional solar cells, so it is suited to all climates.

Image: Corus Group

Via: Renewable Energy World

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