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Solar paint

Solar paint
Imagine generating electricity via the paint on your house or business. Nano-solar paint, now under development, works just like a silicon solar panel but at a fraction of the cost. At its heart is a dark, sunlight-absorbing paint coated onto the surface of aluminized mylar, which conducts electricity. A protective clear layer of indium tin oxide that covers the paint also conducts electricity. When sunlight strikes the paint, electrons are knocked loose, reaching wires that channel electricity to the home.


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