Transparent Solar Panels | Michigan State University



Imagine a city that’s actually a vast solar energy harvesting system. A team of Michigan State University researchers has developed a technology that can turn transparent surfaces, from building windows to cell phones, into solar collecting surfaces – without obstructing the view.

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  1. solar energy, it free energy harvest from sun. and now to use it, we have to buy things equip wuth solar panel, so why we call it free?? we have to pay it right??

  2. What if we can laminate our mobiles with this solar panals & what if they can generate power to charge by itself !

  3. This has been around since the 70s, not their invention. First saw it on BBC Tomorrow's World back in the late 70s.

  4. Yes Elon Musk could use this on his cars , Starship, and Mars. Jeff Bezos could use this on his O'Neil spheres.

  5. I was talking a shit and this idea came in my head I want to know what happened to it. It would be sweet if you could get in contact with Elon musk and his solar city project

  6. plants(flowers, trees) indoor will die; bacteria and virus in office will be more; in winter the room will be cold, if it absorb to much UV and IR.

  7. That sounds completely delusional. Super inefficient and expensive. Power an entire building? what are they thinking? It's like the solar roads again… finding inefficient ways to generate solar power, when you can just put regular solar panels on so many places where it wouldn't look bad, and it would be many times more efficient.

  8. You said they absorb uv rays so does that mean that they would lower the risk of sunburn therefore lowering risk of skin cancer?

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