Now here’s an odd discovery I made today: Nanologica has created see-through solar cells that you can place on a building surface.
The technology is pretty freaky. What you have is a “polarized” surface that lets in light allows some light to pass through. Some light, however, is captured and reflected back at a different wavelength so it can’t leave the glass until it hits another wavelength. Once it reaches a certain point, it comes out as a different color, which means the glass can actually show the world in an alternate color or, potentially, show it in real color.
I know I’m not explaining it right, but the company has plans to add this technology to building glass, allowing entire buildings to act as huge solar panels. I’m digging a bit more but I have some other cool things to show later tonight.