So­lar Con­crete

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By in­cor­po­rat­ing nat­u­ral dyes that ab­sorb light to trans­form it into elec­tric­ity, Dyscrete es­sen­tially turns con­crete into a liv­ing or­gan­ism that per­forms a process sim­i­lar to pho­to­syn­the­sis. In devel­op­ment by the Uni­ver­sity of Kas­sel’s Build­ing Art In­ven­tion plat­form since 2015, the ma­te­rial is based on dye-sen­si­tized so­lar cells, which are typ­i­cally ap­plied to glass. The re­search has re­sulted in a non-toxic spray-coat method that “gen­er­ates en­ergy through an elec­tro­chem­i­cal process when ex­posed to light” and can be sprayed in-situ. baukun­sterfinden.org, ken­nwert.org

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