For several years, technology companies have been working on develop transparent solar panels that can be used as windows, but the window we are sharing with you today gives us a wonderful window based on that idea.
Created by Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel, the window generates electric current when sunlight hits the window. A kind of reaction similar to photosynthesis in a factory generates electricity when sunlight hits the window, this electricity is sent to a USB port on the windowsill.
According to van Aubel, “The pieces of glass are made from a ‘sensitized solar cell dye’, which uses its special properties to create an electric current, much like photosynthesis in plants.
This energy can be used to power small electrical devices. A USB port on the windowsill can charge a smartphone in about 7 hours.
The designer hopes that if he repeats the process on a larger scale, on the vast colorful facades of churches or schools, the current showcase could deliver clean energy on a large scale.