Windows Collect Solar Energy

What would happen if ordinary windows could be turned into solar panels? Well, that could work out in the future if researchers from MIT manage to stumble upon the magical blend that will coat ordinary windows to make this happen. These chemicals have a wide color range, from very bright to near transparent, and is able to absorb light while re-emit energy into the glass. Solar collectors are located around the window’s edge, collecting such conducted energy to power the building. This development hopes to see a commercially-ready version within 5 years’ time, making cities worldwide rejoice as their skyscrapers no longer need to just stick out like a sore thumb but contribute something back to society as well.

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