This week in glass news, researchers in Michigan have developed transparent solar cells. Professor Richard Lunt at Michigan State University has developed a transparent solar cell that could turn windows in buildings into energy harvesters. These cells can be incorporated into the window during the manufacturing process, but older buildings can also be retro-fitted with a laminate version of the cell on existing windows. The cells work by guiding light to the edge of the glass, where it meets thin strips of solar cells. The goal is to have skyscrapers covered in the cells, turning them into solar farms and capturing enough energy to power the entire building. Watch the video below.
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