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Sprayable Solar Paint

Lucelo Technologies is Developing Solar Cells You Can Spread on Any Material

— October 31, 2014 — Eco
In the future, solar paint could completely revolutionize how we generate sustainable energy. Based out of Texas, Lucelo Technologies is working on solar cell production that allows every day materials from plastic bags and paper labels to be off-grid power-generating devices.

Lucelo Technologies is able to use solar paint on any surface because they don't require high temperature processing or vacuum techniques, according to Chief Scientist Taylor Harvey. He explains "it could open up new markets for solar where having a flexible, lightweight solar cell is needed." Like normal paint, the sprayable solar variety uses sunlight-absorbing nano-crystals instead of color.

Capturing energy is a challenge for the company, who is working on new paints that would function more like a topcoat.
Trend Themes
1. Sprayable Solar Cells - Lucelo Technologies is developing sprayable solar cells that can be applied to any material without requiring high temperature processing or vacuum techniques.
2. Flexible, Lightweight Solar Cells - According to Chief Scientist Taylor Harvey, Lucelo Technologies' sprayable solar cells could open up new markets where flexible, lightweight solar cells are needed.
3. Energy-capturing Paints - Lucelo Technologies is working on new paints that function more like a topcoat for improved energy capture.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - Sprayable solar cells could be used on building materials such as plastic and metal to generate sustainable energy.
2. Packaging - Lucelo Technologies' technology could be used to create off-grid power-generating labels and packaging materials.
3. Automotive - Flexible, lightweight solar cells could be integrated into cars to provide sustainable energy and reduce dependence on traditional fuels.
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