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Solar Panel in a can

Solar panel spray paint
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The compounds solar panels are comprised of are compartmentalized in a handheld container, with the appropriate solvents. The compartments are sequentially accessed at an extremely rapid rate and sprayed through a common nozzle.
normzone, May 19 2006

Giving credit where credit is due. Solar_20Panel_20Printer
[normzone, May 19 2006]

(?) First, there's this Photovoltaic_20Paint
[Shz, May 20 2006]

Spray-on solar cells http://news.nationa...4_solarplastic.html
[Shz, May 20 2006]

Paint on battery http://eng-tips.net...rtually-any-surface
We're going in that direction... [normzone, Jun 29 2012]


       I think you need to do better than that.
DrCurry, May 20 2006

       Magic? Baked.
Shz, May 20 2006

       Tartan paint?
Jinbish, May 20 2006

sninctown, May 20 2006

       Not magic, just not cost effective technology, and handheld is probably a gross exaggeration. This thing would be the size of an oil drum.   

       I have also realized that just because it may be able to lay down a sequence of layers in a given area (ignoring the low probablility that each layer will dry in the short period of time before the next one comes down) that I have no means of interconnecting the areas in the XY axis.   

       And, it looks like, baked, per [Shz]'s link.   

       Oh well, I was only having a bit of fun at the Solar Panel Printer idea.
normzone, May 20 2006

       i really don't think it could work ...cause trying to spray a solar panel on to a wall is like trying to make a rock haggen in mid air with nothing supporting it ....because a solar panel is constructed of siclon wich is a metalliod so it is hard like rock so that could come out of a can and besides that wat about the wires ....just a thought
vbtallhobbit, Aug 09 2006

       I like this. I wonder if the same thing could be done for a battery - also just a sandwich of layers. Maybe a capacitor too.
bungston, Jul 02 2010

       Yes, this is applicable, in principle, to anything that's //just a sandwich of layers.// Perhaps it could be used to make sandwiches?
mouseposture, Jul 03 2010

       [vbtallhobbit] acquired the account on August 5 2006, and three days later annotated on this and a couple of other ideas.   

       [vbtallhobbit] never returned. All of the ideas annotated on were solar related. Perhaps they flew too close to the sun.
normzone, Oct 27 2016

       I wonder if [vbtallhobbit] actually meant to call him/herself [vtallhobbit].
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2016

       or VTOLhobbit.
pertinax, Nov 01 2016

       I do credit vbtallhobbit for my CB handle "Rock Haggen".
bungston, Nov 01 2016

       Well, he did point out that " a solar panel is constructed of siclon ".
normzone, Nov 01 2016


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