“What if one day everywhere around you there was solar energy being generated simuanitously as you and everyone around you used it.”
With the advancements in solar technology there are a lot of new types of designs coming into use. Types like monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, thin film silicon, solar thermal which require heat instead of light, and the most common your use to seeing photovoltaic solar cells. The list goes on and on LIST OF SOLAR CELL TYPES. Yet with recent advancements in these fields. Professor Lunt at Michigan State University working on the TLSC project has come up with a new type that seems to push the boundaries of the industry, but still uses the same technics that the energy industry uses today.
Transparent Solar Cells
Now I know that might not seem like a revolutionary idea when you first here it. Yet when you start to think about everything that has transparent glass on it that we use in our daily lives. The implementation possibilities just seem to be endless.
Heres a couple common examples of applications:
Cell phone screens
Take a look a how this new technology works
If your more interested in other types of solar cells. Here are some articles to help explain this new industry that we might rely on every single day in the future
Here is Professor Lunt view of his technology