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Nanoparticle Breakthrough May Make Paint-On Solar a Reality

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jul 2, 2014 5:33:00 PM

A new study published in Nature Materials describes a breakthrough involving Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs), tiny particles that can store solar energy. According to the research team at the University of Toronto, these nanoparticles are stable in air (unlike prevous attempts). They're inexpensive to produce, and could be mixed with other materials--even paints, and applied to building exteriors or roofing.

Paint On Solar Particles

Original article HERE.


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Topics: solar, solar power, photovoltaics, nanotechnology, News

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