20 Apr '11, 8pm

Green: Transparent Photovoltaic Cells Turn Windows Into Solar Panels

A new class of transparent photovoltaic cells has been developed that can turn an ordinary windowpane into a solar panel without impeding the passage of visible light, scientists said Tuesday. The cells could one day transform skyscrapers into giant solar collectors, said Richard Lunt, one of the researchers on the project . “We think there’s a lot of potential to be able to integrate these into tall buildings,” Dr. Lunt, a postdoctoral researcher at the M.I.T. Research Laboratory of Electronics, said in an interview. Geoffrey Supran/M.I.T. Richard Lunt, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, demonstrates the transparency of the new solar cell. Previous attempts at transparent solar cells have either failed to achieve high efficiency or blocked too much light to be used in windows. But the new cells, based on organic molecules similar to dyes and pigmen...

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