Skyscrapers could turn into massive power plants
SolarWindow has developed a technology that could lead to a revolution in renewable energy. These are windows that behave like solar panels. The company is seeking interest in its product from building developers responsible for investing in multi-story, glazed buildings.
The idea of getting transparent solar panels is not new. Researchers at Michigan State University have already achieved some success in this area. However, their solution was inefficient and the glass was not entirely transparent either. Here, however, we are dealing with a company thatóra can mass produce them.
Company representatives claim that a 50-storey building covered with power-generating windows can produce energy thatóIt could power 130 homesóall year round.
But there may be many more applications of this solution. It can be used in the automotive industry, in military applications or even in the glass of a smartphone.