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.