By David Peralty
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
I am a huge solar technology fan as I have mentioned before and so nothing makes me happier than to see new technology being developed to make solar power cheaper, more efficient, and more practical.
Winning the Green Tech Grand Award and “Innovation of the Year” from Popular Science, the Nanosolar PowerSheets is a technology that allows thin, bendable, and inexpensive solar technology. The PowerSheets are ten times more efficient in cost per watt than current alternatives, and doesn’t rely on silicon or glass.
From Popular Science:
Imagine a solar panel without the panel. Just a coating, thin as a layer of paint, that takes light and converts it to electricity. From there, you can picture roof shingles with solar cells built inside and window coatings that seem to suck power from the air.
This is the type of technology that I have been waiting for. Something that I could coat the exterior of my laptop, and have it contribute to recharging the machine when I am on the go. A development in solar technology that would allow my next house to reduce its dependancy on our current power grid. It looks like the Nanosolar PowerSheets could be a huge step towards that goal.
If you want to learn more about this technology, and how it works, check out Popular Science’s website. Consider me very excited though.