Next time you paint your house, maybe it will make solar energy too!

Sounds like science fiction, but so did talking to a device and getting an intelligent answer a few years ago. Imagine if the paint on everyone’s house, and the roofing materials, all incorporated photovoltaic materials so that exposure to sunlight would create electricity. Yes, you would essentially be able to use your entire house to generate electricity, instead of just a few square feet on your roof.Scientists at several research instituations, including Swansea University and the University of Texas, are working on different versions of this idea, and are at the stage where the basic concept can be made to work, although they are quite far from making it cost effective or manufacturable. But they certainly are on an amazing path, which we will watch closely on this blog. Thanks to eco20-20.comfor their interesting article.