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Process to make Solar Paint

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This technology outlines a prototype for solar paint that can be applied to any surface to make it a solar cell. The combination of the dissolved semi-conductive polymer (P3HT) and the nanoparticle (PCBM) in a solvent when stirred while cooling to room temperature forms a gel with very long crystals. The viscosity of this mixture is similar to that of latex paint due to the long crystal formations. If this paint is then added in the prototype detailed below a solar cell can be made. The novelty of this technology is the stirring process of the solution which increases both the viscosity and the efficiency of the solar paint. Solar paint has many possible applications such as being used by soldiers in the field citizens in an emergency situation or for those in developing countries to provide power where there is none. Applications: Solar paints


1) Applied to any surface and will make it a solar cell 2) Increased efficiency over non-stirred solar paint 3) Solvent used is non-carcinogenic

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