Tech Thursday: Transparent Solar Panels
Transparent solar, also known as photovoltaic glass, is an innovative technology that harnesses light energy from windows and glass surfaces at any angle. In 2014, researchers at Michigan State University successfully developed a transparent solar concentrator, capable of converting ordinary glass sheets and windows into photovoltaic cells. More recently in 2020, scientists in the US and Europe achieved 100% transparency in solar glass allowing for see through solar panels. This cutting-edge advancement has the potential to revolutionize solar energy by expanding its reach.
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