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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Spray-on film turns windows into solar panels Reply with quote

Spray-on film turns windows into solar panels
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August 17, 2010 - Imagine if all the windows of a building, and perhaps even all its exterior walls, could be put to use as solar collectors. Soon, you may not have to imagine it, as the Norweigan solar power company EnSol has patented a thin film solar cell technology designed to be sprayed on to just such surfaces. Unlike traditional silicon-based solar cells, the film is composed of metal nanoparticles embedded in a transparent composite matrix, and operates on a different principle. EnSol is now developing the product with help from the University of Leicesterís Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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