Solar lighting is the cheapest form of lighting to date, as the resource is available to all and easily accessible. This form of energy can easily be tapped and preserved for later use when it is required. A new form of nano-particles could lead to better mining of this resource with a much more cheaper expenditure.
Light sensitivity is the main feature observed in the material. Semiconductors are observed to lose their electrons once they are exposed to direct air due to the oxygen component in air. This form of semiconductor however retains its electrons while on direct contact with air was noted by the group of developers comprising Professor Ted Sargent and Zhijin Ning from the University of Toronto.
Possibilities seem endless with this new design of utilizing solar energy. From laser controllers to sensors, technology could be transformed from all angles since most developments make use of light.
Another eye-catching ability on this light sensitive semiconductor is its ability to be added to paints and inks. The material can be easily incorporated into paints and used on large surfaces. The power can then be tapped to reservoirs and converted to use the solar energy on other devices. This means cheap accessible energy to everyone once it has been implemented. All surfaces receiving direct sunlight could be used to tap the energy and minimize usage on other sources of power that are quickly diminishing.
Cost on the power source will also be cut due to the free resource available. This will have a huge impact on future developments in technology and innovation, as the power factor will be instantaneously solved in all angles of science.