21 Jun '12, 1pm

One Step Closer to Invisible Solar Cells in Our Windows

At first I wasn’t impressed by PV windows, I thought the roof seemed a more logical place for PV, but then I realised a couple of things. In some places in the world a square metre of south facing window gets more sunshine than a square metre of flat roof and PV glass could have incredibly low installation costs for large buildings with lots of glass panels. After all, the cost of the glass would have to be paid for anyway, as would the cost of paying someone to install it. The only extra cost would be the electrical connections and the PVing process itself. And I guess shipping costs too if the PV glass comes from further away than the plain glass that would have been used.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/21/invisible-solar-cells/

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