Solar energy that doesn't block the view

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Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a flat, clear surface.Z1SqJ0KOBy8



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    Re: Solar energy that doesn't block the view
    Lunt said more work is needed in order to improve its energy-producing efficiency. Currently it is able to produce a solar conversion efficiency close to 1 percent, but noted they aim to reach efficiencies beyond 5 percent when fully optimized. The best colored LSC has an efficiency of around 7 percent.
    Well, I guess if the space is not usable for anything else, like a traditional panel, then 1-5% efficiency is still better than nothing. Oh wait, you have to buy the things and install them too....
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.