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Oxide nanolayers make colorful solar panels

By Jim Destefani / July 22, 2013

Artist’s rendering shows how the Fraunhofer IAO building in Stuttgart, Germany could be fitted with a colorful solar façade. Credit: Fraunhofer IOF. Until now, covering a building’s roof or façade with standard solar photovoltaic cells would change the structure’s appearance—and not always for the better. Current cell arrays are black or gray, colors governed simply…

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