Transparent solar cells put windows to good use

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Windows are so boring. All you can do is look through them. In this age of convergence, where devices do more than one thing, windows are so old school, right? Wrong! RSi Solar has introduced “the world’s first, transparent, photovoltaic-glass window which generates 80 to 250 watts of electricity”. It offers “an enclosed super-tempered glass window system, with a patent pending, fully integrated, multi-tier PV and heat insulation technology. Up to 9’ x 9’ size”.

Expect to see these photovoltaic windows in “signature projects” in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Both seem like fine locations to use this technology, if you ask me.

Via Treehugger.