New Solar Windows

BUILDINGS - Smarter Facilities Management

09/28/2012

New Solar Windows

Design projected to be cost efficient

 

UCLA researchers recently created a new type of polymer solar cell that can maintain around 70% transparency while converting infrared light into an electrical current.

It can be produced in high volume for a low cost because it’s made from lightweight, flexible photoactive plastic. The new cells are less sensitive to visible light but absorb more near-infrared light than previous failed versions, allowing a balance between performance and transparency.

The new design also eliminates the need for opaque metal electrodes by replacing them with a transparent conductor. The finished product offers a 4% power-conversion efficiency. The team’s discovery opens the door for future solar components in portable electronics, smart windows, and building-integrated photovoltaics, says Yang Yang, study leader and UCLA professor.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


 
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