But you were waiting for the other shoe to drop, and now it shall: the conversion efficiency of Mershin's paintable solar panel is just one-tenth of one percent. To even begin to make an impact, a solar panel needs an efficiency many, many times greater than that. But it's a starting place, and to sweeten the deal the technology is cheap. Mershin hopes now that he's put the technology in play, he or others will be able to build on it. More over at ExtremeTech.