Scientist has created a paint that can replace expensive solar panels

The new paint is designed to be applied to the roof of a building in order to better absorb the light needed for

powering your home with solar energy.

“The paint contains luminescent molecules that absorb and emit light, which directs sunlight towards solar panels,” explains Dr. Davis.

Unlike the larger (and more expensive)With solar panels currently available, Dr. Davis's solution will include a single coat of paint and a narrow border of solar panels about the width of a finger. The combination of roof paint and small panels is designed to generate enough electricity to fully power the home.

Average cost of solar panels in NovayaZealand is about US $ 9000 for materials and installation. Scientists hope that solar paint will cost much less because once applied, it will last for decades. Also, there is no need to install large and expensive solar panels, which will make the use of solar energy more affordable for the average person. The system will also work with any existing solar panel technology on the market. In his work, Dr. Davis uses his own technology of "solar concentrators" which is placed in a piece of plastic or glass, which captures sunlight and sends it to solar panels.

Dr. Nathaniel Davis with solar concentrators. Credit: Victoria University of Wellington. Credit: Victoria University of Wellington.

“Beyond the positive impact on changeclimate and environmental protection with renewable energy, this paint will also significantly reduce the cost of using electricity in the home, ”concludes Dr. Davis.

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