Imagine if you could paint your home with special paint that generates electricity from light!
Researchers around the world are developing a new type of “solar paint” that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy. While they are still working on improving the new material, it sounds like it may be something that would be inexpensive and more realistic to use in the future. Right now the efficiency of the paint is only at 1%, compared to the 10-15% of silicon solar cells, but the paint can be made cheaply and in large quantities in comparison to the high cost of creating solar cells.
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