University of Notre Dame Researchers Develop Solar Cell Paint

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By Kevin LeePCWorld    Dec 26, 2011 10:19 AM

Someday, adding solar power to your home could be as easy as applying a coat of paint, instead of having to install bulky and expensive solar panels to your roof. University of Notre Dame researchers figured out a way to create an inexpensive, energy generating “solar paint” they call “Sun-Believable.” (No really; that’s what it’s called!)

This latest feat in solar energy came when the scientists found a way to incorporate power-producing nanoparticles called quantum dots into a spreadable paste. The paste is mixture of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, followed by a coating of either cadmium sulfide or cadmium, along with a water-alcohol suspension. Read more of this post

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