Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Transparent Solar Cells for Home Windows


There is a company called Konarka that has designed transparent solar cells that fit right into your house's windows, right in between the two panes. They are completely clear and lack nothing in the way of photovoltaics. They can be produced with a red, green, or blue suttle tone and are a great way to make your home green and pro-renewable, as well as lessen your carbon footprint and save you money in the long-run. This new technology is part of the greater BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics) concept. With solar cells like these, we are no longer relegated to putting cells on the roof or near the tops of structures and in inconspicuous places. We can put them where the most amount of sun is, wherever that may be, and look good doing it.

No comments: