New trans­par­ent so­lar glass de­vel­oped

Chemical Industry Digest - - Renewables -

Re­searchers

from Michi­gan State Univer­sity (MSU), US, have cre­ated trans­par­ent ma­te­ri­als that could be ap­plied to win­dows, uti­liz­ing a mas­sive source of un­tapped en­ergy to cut down on the use of fos­sil fu­els.

The re­searchers de­vel­oped a trans­par­ent lu­mi­nes­cent so­lar con­cen­tra­tor that cre­ates so­lar en­ergy when placed on a win­dow with­out dis­rupt­ing the view. The ma­te­rial is thin and plas­tic-like and can be used on build­ings, car win­dows, cell phones or other de­vices with a clear sur­face.

“Highly trans­par­ent so­lar cells rep­re­sent the wave of the fu­ture for new so­lar ap­pli­ca­tions,” Richard Lunt, As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing

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