A new wave of analysis projects at transparent solar technologies being applied to display screens, cars, and windows, which could supply around 40% of the energy demand in the US.
In the last five to six years, transparent and semi-transparent light harvesting materials have reportedly started to emerge, according to Michigan State University researchers and authors of a review that was presented recently in Nature.( Electrical Engineering consultants company ) The authors have estimated that coating of around 5 to 7 billion square meters of the glass surface in the US with transparent solar cells could generate an additional of 100GW of power.
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Richard Lunt, an associate professor at Michigan State University, and one of the authors of the review working on transparent solar technology said in a press release that they had been working for around five years on the highly transparent Solar PV Systems EPC Services He added that the technology offered a hopeful route to economical, widespread solar adoption on surfaces both small and large. The review discusses three main tactics that lend solar cells transparency and also talks about a related approach called solar concentrations Electrical Engineering consultants company .
The authors point to the advantage of the ubiquity of the technology whilst integrating standard silicon-based solar cells in transparent materials. They also point that the efficiencies could be as high as 14% when thin films of opaque light-absorbing semiconductors covered the entire area. However, the authors warn about observing the effect of coloured light on human’s circadian rhythm.