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The glass coating that can gather solar energy came out

people usually install a large-area battery panel on the roof to collect solar energy. But this method is expensive and inefficient. Now, as long as a layer of coating is added to the ordinary glass window, the solar energy can be collected and supplied, and the daylighting will not be affected at all. American scientists published an article in the latest issue of science, detailing this technology. They believe that this technology is cheap and will occupy a place in the market within three years

1. Working principle: scientists from MIT developed this technology. They mixed at least two kinds of paints in a special proportion to make an energy gathering material to absorb light of various wavelengths. After the solar cells are installed on the glass edge, the mixed paint is applied to the glass surface. After absorbing the sunlight, the coating will transmit the light at different wavelengths to the solar cells installed at the edge of the glass. This kind of energy accumulating material is not only suitable for glass, but also for materials such as plastic plates. "The coating can collect sunlight on large-area objects, such as glass windows, and then transmit it to the solar cells at the edge of the pane," said Mark bardo, an electrical engineer at MIT and head of the research team This kind of paint can be made into color or transparent and colorless. It will not affect the daylighting when it is painted on the glass window with transparent color

2. Not the first: Although the research team has successfully developed this energy gathering technology, the concept of collecting solar energy through coating is not the first. In the 1970s, scientists tried to inject a dye into plastic panels to collect solar energy. But they finally gave up because only a small part of the collected light could reach the solar cells at the edge of the plastic plate, and most of it had disappeared in the transmission process. MIT engineers and optical experts realized that the advanced optical technology used to develop lasers and organic light-emitting diodes might be used to develop solar energy gathering technology. "We succeeded. In this way, the problem that the light cannot be transmitted over a long distance before has been solved," said Jon Mapel, a member of the research team. The two ends of the sample must be parallel. "This technology greatly reduces the loss of light in the transmission process. Finally, the solar energy battery that is equipped by taiqee-tech can quickly lay the main structural strength components of the door module (upper left) can convert ten times the original energy."

3. Low cost: at present, the vast majority of solar concentrators use large-scale moving mirrors to track the sunlight, and produce heat insulation strip tensile testing machines, which use imported photoelectric encoders to measure the displacement to generate high light intensity. However, the configuration and maintenance cost of large-scale mobile mirror is quite high, and the whole device is huge and wastes space. The advent of new energy gathering technology has solved these problems. Because the production process of this technology is not complicated and the material cost is not expensive, researchers believe that within three years, it will be widely used and occupy a place in the market. In addition, this technology can be added to the existing solar panels, which is not expensive, but can improve the efficiency by nearly 50%. "We think this is a practical technology. It greatly reduces the cost," bardo said The basic energy science office of the U.S. Department of energy should first consider whether the installation of the main part of the experimental machine is a vertical office. Director of the Bureau of planning alawinda Gini said: "this technology has low cost and is a revolutionary progress in the field of solar energy."

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