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Applied NanoFilms: Sunny future for solar researchers

Posted: Friday, Sep 13th, 2013

Wearing blue gloves, Braden Bills demonstrates the flexibility of the nanofilm coating on a strip of stainless steel. The coating remains intact even when the metal strip is bent back and forth. Applied NanoFilms photo

• Brookings research start-up makes solar energy affordable

BROOKINGS – A university research start-up company based in Brookings aims to make power from the sun an affordable option for homes and buildings.

Applied NanoFilms, a new product-development company based on research conducted at South Dakota State University, has created more efficient solar cell technology – an important step in lowering the cost of solar energy.

“Our objective is to make solar energy so affordable that you can wrap your entire house with flexible solar panels,” says Braden Bills, the company’s co-founder.

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