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Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible To The Naked Eye

by Wochit 0:41 mins

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible To The Naked Eye

by Wochit 0:41 mins

It’s hard to see the latest solar panel technology — which is kind of the point. Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent. It harnesses solar energy using organic molecules, which glow when exposed to sunlight.The panels utilize infrared light with tiny photo-voltaic strips around the edges of the pane. Richard Lunt, a member of MSU's research group, says they are looking to improve the experience. Currently, the new panels convert about 1% of the light that passes through them to energy.

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