Transparent solar cells make harvesting solar energy barely noticeable

September 15, 2014

A California-based company called Ubiquitous Energy is developing transparent solar cells that could eliminate the need for solar panels and can create windows that harvest solar energy.


“Ultimately, we want to make solar harvesting surfaces that you do not even know are there,” assistant professor of chemical engineering at Michigan State University Richard Lunt told Fast Company. Lunt is also a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy, and says that he expects the product will start its first applications within five years.


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