Coming soon for homeowners: solar panels that actually look attractive

NYU Tandon Professor Andre Taylor comments on one of the methods researchers are testing to make solar panels not only useful, but also visually satisfying for users.

By using a dye molecule that can create blue-green to purple-red panels, the panel doesn’t lose a noticeable amount of power-conversion efficiency. While more research is needed to get the details, “people want a nice, colorful aesthetic that can also get some appreciable energy out,” said Taylor.