Spray-on panels offer solar options
Around since the mid-1900s, solar panels have been used by homeowners to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun. These panels, which work by using the photovoltaic effect of using the photons from the sun’s rays to create electricity, are an effective way to create and store energy without the use of natural gas or other methods that could harm the environment.
However, today’s options are limited to the bulkier solar panels familiar to many consumers. One of the latest options for harnessing solar power is spray-on solar panels. These products use the same technology of traditional solar panels. Small particles of the energy-storing material are broken down into a paint-like substance and sprayed onto a surface of the home to store energy. Here are some of the differences between spray on solar panels and traditional solar panels.
- Sleeker design – Scientists predict they will be able to apply the solar paint to shingles much in the way ink is printed on paper. These shingles will be able to be installed on the roofs of homes much liked other shingles except that they will have the ability to create and store energy.
- Intensity – Because of the nanomaterials used to make these solar panels, scientist predict that they will be able to harness the suns energy much more quickly and intensely. This will help solar power become more efficient in areas with low sunlight.
- Cost – These panels will eventually become cheaper to use as they are developed because less material will be needed to make them. This will make the solar energy that they create even more cost-effective in the long run.
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