Transparent solar panel may hold key to electricity-generating windows

Window glass dressed with the new transparent polymer solar cell, made from photoactive plastic, which produces energy by absorbing and converting infrared light into an electric current. ©UCLA

Window glass dressed with the new transparent polymer solar cell, made from photoactive plastic, which produces energy by absorbing and converting infrared light into an electric current. ©UCLA

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have successfully developed a transparent solar panel that can be applied to windows without blocking the house occupants’ view, and generate electricity for home consumption. For more information, click here