New transparent solar glass developed
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