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Transparent solar cells to let Audi capture energy from glass roofs

Transparent solar cells to let Audi capture energy from glass roofs

Audi and Chinese firm Alta Devices team up to develop a glass solar roof panel Enlarge Photo Solar energy has long generated electricity both on building roofs and in huge "solar farms" for utility companies, but only a few cars have had solar panels on their bodies. Solar roofs aren't a new concept, but Audi and Alta Devices' solution would be the most transparent photovoltaic solar roof implementation yet—literally. The German luxury brand and Chinese solar-cell specialist have developed a translucent solar cell that can capture energy even from glass roofs. DON'T MISS: After Audi e-tron, next electric car to be compact BMW i3 competitor The solar cell is completely transparent, which means passengers' views wouldn't be obstructed looking through a panoramic sunroof. Audi plans to fit the transparent cells in a panoramic glass roof that would power accessories in the car...

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