We have a TV program here in Australia
called "The New Inventors" which is really interesting to see all the different types of new inventions that people come up with.
On this weeks show there was a Physics Professor who has invented new solar
cell technology which is a water
based product that is just painted onto a plastic sheet that contains the circuitry. This is vastly cheaper than existing solar
cell technology and has the potential with further development to be applied in the form of a paint
to surfaces like roofs & why not boats? The invention is currently in the development stage but the technology is proven to work and while it's primary market would be houses and commercial
buildings with future development the spinoffs for marine
solar cells would be obvious.
This invention has huge potential for the future and I thought that forum members may be as interested in seeing it as I was.
Here is a link to the segment on the show:-
New Inventors: Solar Paint
BTW - This professor speaks a bit different to most of us Aussies