The Newest In Solar Windows
This Liquid Coating Turns Windows Into Solar Panels; SolarWindow Technologies says it can harvest energy from sunlight by applying a transparent film to glass or plastic.
Glenn McDonald, September 1, 2017 (Seeker)
“…SolarWindow Technologies is among the many energy companies looking for ways to harvest solar power on a large scale. But SolarWindow's proposition is to turn windows into solar panels by way of a thin transparent coating applied to standard glass and plastic windowpanes…[The coating might not generate much power on a] living room window, but…[the company hopes to eventually deploy the technology onto office buildings and skyscrapers, generating energy from the acres of glass soaking up the sun…The technology behind SolarWindow is…[a proprietary] liquid ‘organic photovoltaic solar array’ (OPV) made from a mixture of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, that can be applied to transparent surfaces…The liquid coating produces ultrasmall solar cells formed in groups, or arrays. Sunlight passing through these arrays generates an electrical charge. That electrical charge is then harvested by a grid of very fine wires…According to the company website, the SolarWindow system can outperform traditional solar by as much as 50 times when installed on a 50-story building, largely because of the greater surface area covered by windows…” click here for more