Windows can generate electricity – Australian Researchers

  • How do solar windows work?
  • The future of transparent solar technology.
  • Solar Power is the Future.
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July 19, 2021

Windows can generate electricity – Australian Researchers

There is a latent energy source that keeps us alive and that is the one we get from the Sun. Solar energy keeps the earth alive. Ongoing research since the decades has derived that solar energy is one of the strongest answers and an alternative to the non-renewable energy sources. Solar energy has evolved to be one of the most important sources for producing electricity in our Nation. Solar panels have been in the market for quite a good amount of time now and they have proved to be an excellent source for generating electricity. Solar panels are becoming so affordable and efficient that pretty much everyone can use them now. 

Now imagine that you can generate electricity using the surface of your mobile phones, the glass windows of your office, your car’s window sheets and much more. Yes, it is possible to come up with solar windows. If you could make solar panels thin, light and transparent you can put them almost anywhere. A West Australian based company ClearVue states it is ready to produce solar windows with just a little more work and time to go. 

How do solar windows work?

In the past people just reduced the components and tried framing a transparent solar panel. But that is not how it can be done. The actual trick to solar windows/glass is that they need to absorb non visible lights. Transparent glass lets visible light pass through but doesn’t let UV rays pass through. The non-visible light is converted into a longer wavelength, trapped inside the window and guided to the edge where a solar panel is waiting at the window’s frame.

The future of transparent solar technology

According to the article published in Feb 2020, the potential to generate renewable, clean energy from the sun is huge with transparent solar panels, considering the number of skyscrapers and buildings already in existence or under construction with the massive amount of glass surface. 

Australian researchers are coming out as leaders in developing better efficient solar technology. Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science, have published a research paper stating that they have succeeded in producing semi-transparent perovskite solar cells that generate electricity. Higher efficiency, development and stability in photovoltaic technology is now possible.

But that’s the thing for the future as the technology is still being developed. We may have to wait for some good time to have it available in scale and economically viable. Till then you can enjoy Solar Power with Smart and Highly Efficient solar systems from Arise Solar.

Solar Power is the Future.

When energy is coming right from the sun why are we digging the earth? The future is green energy, sustainability and renewable energy. Smart investment in solar can provide clean electricity for decades. With the cost of energy constantly on rise, going solar gives you the ability to control rising energy costs. Get the latest technology solar PV system on your roof. Speak to our experts today and get an obligation free quote.

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