Gallery: Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts


Photo by Robert S. Donovan

Norwegian Company EnSol AS has developed a remarkable new spray-on solar film that allows windows to generate solar power without clouding the view. The material consists of metal nanoparticles embedded in a transparent composite matrix that can be easily sprayed on. And the cells don’t just work on glass — they can be used on the rest of the house, too!

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  1. Lorene August 22, 2011 at 5:55 am

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  4. rei August 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I have a feeling that selling this thing pre-sprayed on just certain windows will leave us back on square one — good technology, limited distribution.

    No doubt the glass companies are going to demand exclusive rights.

  5. Sir Pencilot August 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Always lovely to see nanotech getting its progress on. I can’t wait to coat my house in this stuff. Maybe coat my coat with it to charge my iPod.

    I’m going to publish an article on this later today –

  6. ines p August 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Interresting invention. Thank you for sharing it!

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