Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2016 04:18 pm
One new and rather exciting energy discovery is the engineering of solar nano solutions that go on a surface and dry to an interlaced crystalline surfce (like a water base paint). Nano prticles that generate electrical current join up and produce 2X the dc energy in half the spce.
The nano solution solar "paint" responds to the full spectrum of solar energy (from UV to infrared). The paint produces at up to a 50%+ efficiency (normal ilica bqsed solqr cells re from 10 to 15% efficient. The reserch hqs been run t U Md , Hopkins, and U of Del nano mqterials labs.
Hopkins folks say that it should be redy for a niche mrket roll out within 3 to 5 years (It only comes in a reddish-Brown cause you see, oxides are involved) Good news it can be sprayed in anything including porous surfaces like brick. Car battery chrging, leds ,and some electronics,via wiring up your "clear coat" will probably be one of the first products. (Theyve gott work on the color palltte though. Putting it as a sun shade onto houe windows will solve several challenges including temperature control in windowed rooms, like sun porches or greenhouses

Any news you guys have??
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Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2016 04:41 pm
They always seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough, but it never seems to fully happen.
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Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2016 05:52 pm
Here's an interesting article on "solar paint."
Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2016 08:56 am
@cicerone imposter,
the solar paint thats in the news is the stuff they call quantum dots which are receptive to a full spectrum and can be set up in individual layers that act as separate panels.

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Reply Sat 15 Oct, 2016 11:30 am
Man thanks for that. To save a lazy bastard the trouble of Googling, how is contact made to the coating
Reply Sun 23 Oct, 2016 06:54 am
sorry, missed your "terminal" question of last week.
I dont know how they wire it up in there but Ive asked someone who is working in this materials science project.

I heard that Lancaster County leads the Nation in renewable alternative energy systems (many low head hydro units among farmers and across the susquehanna, lotsa solar, and wind an methane generators( CH3 i motly from cattle waste composting). We also generate more electricity from renewable energy than all other counties in Pa COMBINED.

we are number 1

Reply Wed 26 Oct, 2016 10:52 am
missed your "terminal" question
'Sokay Man, don't even remember

I dont know how they wire it up in there
Thanks for reply anyway

Anybody else know

Thanks all
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