28 Apr '15, 6pm

This gorgeous stained glass window doubles as a solar panel

For several years now, tech companies have been at work to develop clear solar panels that can double as windows , but the Current Window provides a gorgeous stained glass twist on that idea. Created by Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel , the window generates an electrical current by harvesting the energy created when sunlight hits a colored pigment—much like photosynthesis in a plant—and sends that power to a USB port in the window ledge.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/this-gorgeous-stained-glass-window-d...

Tweets

Goktrk 118 apartment building has a sustainable...

inhabitat.com 29 Apr '15, 10am

Residential units are organized so that living rooms , bedrooms, study rooms and kitchens are all aligned on the same faça...

UK artist transforms salvaged circuit boards in...

inhabitat.com 27 Apr '15, 8am

“The recycled bits of cultural refuse that are woven throughout my work represent a direct encounter with the excesses of ...

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for...

inhabitat.com 28 Apr '15, 2pm

In the vein of programs such as Habitat for Humanity , Sawhorse Revolution helps to recycle leftover construction material...

Canadian Solar Sees Panel Shortage in Second Ha...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Apr '15, 5pm

“Imbalance may appear,” Chief Executive Officer Shawn Qu said in an interview in Shanghai on Tuesday. “Customers’ real dem...

Energy consumption is mobile, and so is this po...

inhabitat.com 04 May '15, 9am

‘ website, the “Ecos PowerCube® is the world’s largest, mobile, solar-powered generator. It runs on high power photovoltai...

Glistening glass tea house built near Kyoto Bud...

inhabitat.com 29 Apr '15, 2pm

Kyoto, Japan, has just acquired an all-glass tea house , a modern spin on traditional tea houses, which sits beside the hi...

This solar powered tent all the refugees should...

inhabitat.com 05 May '15, 5am

Harnessing energy from the sun makes a lot of sense in hot desert environments, and the U.S. military has taken advantage ...