Researchers in Michigan State University have developed a solar collector that is completely transparent, so much so that it could become a perfect replacement for the traditional glass we use in so many appliances: windows, building roofs, gadget screens, etc.
While traditional photovoltaic modules, commonly known as solar panels, are made up of a group of photovoltaic cells that produce electricity from light in direct contact with them, this new system uses microscopic, organic molecules that absorb specific light wavelengths that are invisible to the human eye. The photovoltaic solar cells are placed on the ends of these transparent collectors, which is where light captured is transformed into electricity that we can use.
This innovative development is a great step forward that could change the way we obtain solar power, helping us to make the most of this energy source on almost any surface.
María Mazariegos from ideas4all