13 Jun '18, 7am

New British technology could turn windows into solar panels

Polysolar has launched a fundraising programme on CrowdCube after extensive trials of the technology which, the firm claims, is the first truly transparent alternative to conventional solar panels generating renewable energy without spoiling building aesthetics. A typical Polysolar glass panel measuring 1200mm x 600m can generate an average 5 kWh of power per month, equivalent to half a day’s consumption for the average home. This means that if the London Shard, which has enough glass to surface eight football fields, was fitted with Polysolar glass, it could generate 2,500 MWh per year. This would be enough, when combined with a reduction in air-conditioning loads, to create a zero-carbon building or power the annual energy needs of 1,000 houses. Currently, a typical panel will cost about twice the price of a conventional glass window, but when volume production begins, t...

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