Invisible Solar Cells: See Through Solar Power

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    Invisible Solar Cells: See Through Solar Power



    Invisible Solar Cells: See Through Solar Power | Solar Panels - Green Power
    See through solar cells to be applied to windows

    Solar technology advancements are leading to thinner, more efficient and cheaper solar panels. One of the most exciting developments may be invisible solar cells. Applied to windows, the building integrated photovoltaic technology allows for see through solar power.

    Just think – no bulky solar panels installed on the rooftop! Solar windows may have a clear advantage over less aesthetically pleasing alternatives.

    Invisible solar cells are still in development stages, but are showing great promise for the future. Along with flexible solar cells that can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been working on transparent solar cells. These modules can be fixed to window panes, blending seamlessly into building facades.

    While the efficiency of invisible solar cells is not yet to the level of traditional PV panels, the technology is so much less expensive than the alternative (as well as less visually intrusive) that these benefits outweigh the drawbacks of the developing solar technology.
     
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    Obama fires shot across the bow in trade war with China...
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    US imposes solar duties on China
    20 March 2012 - This is the latest skirmish in what many fear may turn into a trade war between the US and China
     
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    What ever it takes to increase energy prices. Obama cronies can not profit enough with competition. Its chinas fault most of his buddies went belly up.
     
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    Granny says dat means dey can put it where the sun don't shine...
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    Thermosolar power station in Spain works at night
    Mar 18, 2012* - The unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-IFks2n3hM]Video: Solar Power Station Works At Night[/ame]
     
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    Gee, if the opaque junk that doesn't work is so expensive how much will the transparent junk cost?
     
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    Maybe they'll fashion women's clothing with it.
     

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