Squeaky clean windows conduct solar energy


13 Nov 201063 Views

Scientists have devised a way to absorb light and effectively generate energy through thin films placed on windows panes.

The material appears as mini-sized honeycomb-like cells and, as reported in Chemistry of Materials, remains largely transparent thanks to its tight density that packs in the hexagonal cells.

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The thin films absorb light and generates an electrical charge, although energy harvesting of this manner will take some time to perfect.