Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough

May 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

SOLAR REVOLUTION – Solar Paint Ted Sargent is a pioneer in solar science. He’s working on solar technology that could literally be woven into every aspect of daily life, from our clothes to our roads, using what is known as a spray-on solar cell. The implications for our energy systems are profound. As Ted says, “Solar energy is not just an exciting science problem, but an incredibly important human problem.” Ted is working on solar nanotechnology with the potential to make solar energy very cheap and allow society to collect it on a huge scale. Currently, solar technology costs more to build and install than most people are willing to pay. Solar panels, for example, the technology most commonly associated with solar energy, are installed on your rooftop. The cost of collecting one kilowatt per hour of solar energy (about a third of the electricity an average household uses on any given day) is about 000. Not only are panels expensive to install, they capture only the visible portion of the sun’s rays so they work only on sunny days. Ted’s focus is the infrared portion of the sun’s rays which accounts for more than half of all solar energy. What’s more, infrared energy is available to us even in cloudy weather. A quantum dot is a semiconductor nanostructure that confines the motion of conduction band electrons, valence band holes, or excitons (bound pairs of conduction band electrons and valence band holes) in all three spatial directions. The confinement can be due to

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25 Responses to “Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough”
  1. gatheringwithin says:

    @kotapaka you shouldn tell peaple to get the degree to discuss this subject, while you discuss it yourself without knowing the basics.
    I there is there is a future it is defenitly with word sustainable in it.
    And nuclear is not sustainable. The uranium and plutonium deposits will finish in not a far future, and the nuclear waste is difficult think to handle while nuclear fusion is still out of our technological range, the answer is wind, tidal and wave turbines, geothermal and ultimately solar

  2. dzgfdg says:

    @gatheringwithin truthfully i would like to see climate change in its final form, so all life would die out. too bad it aint goin to happen in my time. but hey, we got nuclear bombs to do it for us.

  3. gatheringwithin says:

    @dzgfdg its not only about climate change, but also about all the chemical waste that goes in to water destroying many ecosystem and a source of fresh water and food that this ecosystem were providing for people and animal in the region, the other think is of cause air pollution so astmas and all other relatedf health issues and so on….. and additionally the main reason for clilamt change arises from very high activity of sun which right no is crazy, so it may all happend within ur life time

  4. henrykay01 says:

    I invented a breakthrough source of energy, which contradicts the law of conservation of energy. I have a PROOF that there are electrodynamic phenomena which contradict the law of energy conservation. It will cost about $1200 to make a 6 kW generator in mass production. Value of the energy produced yearly about $5400. I am looking for $300 000 for a prototype and for $3M for patents.
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  5. kotapaka says:

    @gatheringwithin First of all learn to spell correctly please – it’s hard to read. Second of all nuclear fusion is not hard to achieve and we have been at a point where we can do it for 10-20 years. However as a society we have not put devoted enough resources to build large enough power stations for fusion to be self-sustainable. The reason is obviously we still have a lot of oil so no one will spend trillions when oil is at hand. Don’t act smart like you know it when you don’t.

  6. gatheringwithin says:

    @kotapaka thanks for comment about spelling, good staff very intelligent. Sure fusion is easy to achieve, it is not easy to sustain though for long enough to be a power source and having a large station doesn’t change a thing unless u are world leading scientist and you have ur own secret methods that no one else knows yet. but from you earlier opinions that seem highly unlikely .

  7. joerond says:

    @kestrel83 if any one ever manage to do that , soon will get a visit from the mens in black and you dont want that. watch this video a You Tube video (Ahorre!! | Energia Gratis | Secreto Revelado para Generar Energia )

  8. joerond says:

    @dzgfdg so they keep us under control and you want us to parade for them ??? we dont need oil , they want us to depend on it . read more about this topic and you will be surprise.

  9. VacationValet says:

    I just posted your video on VacationValet channel in my playlist for
    “Re-Newable Energy, getting started” Check it out when you can. Thank you.

  10. dzgfdg says:

    @joerond u didnt understand my comment. i want humans to die

  11. joerond says:

    @dzgfdg dont worry be happy cuz we will die out sooner or later. just few insects and you will be running around.

  12. tradeplumbing says:

    Great like the sound of this would love to sell it when its out 🙂

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  14. hungarylnnjsd says:

    The big bad Oil corporations r trying their best to stop free energy ideas from spreading to common ppl.
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  15. kankunkid says:

    @joerond OBVIOUSLY THIS IS TRUE, HUMAN BEINGS CARE MOR EFOR THEIR POCKETS THAN SAVING A LIFE, THE CCOST OF A HUMAN LIFE HAS DEVALUED RAPIDLY IN THE PASSED 20 YEARS, ITS SAD TO SEE THAT MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS AND ANY BREKTHROUGH ALL REVOLVES AROUND MONEY NOT REALLY TO HELP, THEY SAY ITS TO HELP FOR POLITICAL AND MARKETING CAMPAINGS BUT IN THE END ITS A LIE ITS AT THE POCKETS WHERE IT MATTERS THE MOST, BUT LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING SOLAR AND U CAN B SURE OF THAT SOON NO ONE WILL DEPEND MUCH

  16. SolarTrinkets says:

    If your interested in solar stuff then take a peek at the models for sale on my channel..

  17. Labyrynth1000 says:

    Problem being, do you really think the government will allow a product onto the market that is cheap and basically be feasibly capable of taking people off the grid ?
    Government through the FDA , EPA and many other famous “red tape” organizations or extensions of government have interfered before with life changing products making thier way to the public. HEAT also gives off infrared as well, so are you saying a campfire might someday power a house by night ?

  18. WindPowerKits says:

    Looking at videos today. I like the clip, nice job, have a look at my Home Wind Turbine videos and subscribe or friend me if you like. My patent pending system won a Green Design Contest, check it out.
    Thanks, Sam

  19. click411 says:

    This has been out for years but the Government isnt going to let it out it would cut their corporate bosses out of money

  20. BBQkrewe says:

    @kbs1138 um…

  21. ignostu says:

    again, I volunteer my house for your next experiment , let’s infect a nation with solar!

  22. musicalidea says:

    @jakigi Until we have a populist revolution – expect more of the same from the oligopoly. This is by no means the only technology to be depressed or continually “showcased” rather than seriously marketed (e.g. chargeable electric cars and solar-powered electric cars, which are perfectly viable).

  23. dsk7419 says:

    @MrSmyusername prophetic!

  24. MrSmyusername says:

    @dsk7419

    Holy crap….. ummmm ok so lets say I bought a winning lottery ticket tomorrow…..

  25. BOGZASV8MA says:

    @starman1695 yea they want to keep it on hold…

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