PowerSwitch Main Page
PowerSwitch
The UK's Peak Oil Discussion Forum & Community
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Transparent Windows that can generate Solar Power

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    PowerSwitch Forum Index -> Solar Power
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mark



Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Posts: 883
Location: NW England

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:06 am    Post subject: Transparent Windows that can generate Solar Power Reply with quote

We’re One Step Closer to Transparent Windows That Can Generate Solar Power:

This week, SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. announced an ‘invisible’ system for transporting electricity within the company’s transparent organic coatings, which are applied in thin layers onto glass surfaces. The SolarWindow™ Intra-Connection System moves electricity generated in the coating to ‘invisible wires,’ which in turn transport electricity to the edge of the glass and connect to building electrical systems. The Intra-Connection System creates a discreet pattern of microscopic channels that are virtually invisible to the human eye at approximately 50 micometers (µm) wide. With the announcement, SolarWindow Technologies released high-power optical microscopy images to demonstrate that the channels are roughly half the width of the average human hair. The entire system is embedded in the ultra-thin layers of the company’s electricity-generating coatings; the channels allow efficient transport of electricity within them. Currently, conventional methods produce intra-connections that can be as much as ten times thicker (up to 500 µm wide), which leads to highly visible channels that are aesthetically unappealing and yield poor electron flow, according to SolarWindow Technologies. The company also claims that these traditional approaches have used chemical or mechanical systems to form those connections, which can be slow, unreliable and prone to wear and tear.

Continues.....

(Edited URL out to make it easier to read - Kenneal)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    PowerSwitch Forum Index -> Solar Power All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group