More great news and improvements in technology on the solar front. Edith Cowan University is developing the idea of solar windows that is cost efficient, and can also reduce the building’s electricity usage by up to 50 per cent without compromising the light entering the building.
The idea aims to place a continuous layer of nano-particles between two sheets of glass which allow visible light waves through but prevents UV and infrared light that is re-directed to the edge of the window pane and converted into electricity.
This world first technology is not only cost efficient in itself, but also absorbs some of the heat going into buildings which in turn, allow buildings to reduce lighting and air conditioning costs.
We can expect the solar windows technologies, which forms part of the Building Integrated Photovoltaic market to rise by five-fold over the next five years as the market demand dramatically increases for these new solar technologies.
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