UCLA researchers develop solar film that could mean power generating windows
A team of researchers at UCLA have developed a transparent film capable of generating electricity through captured sunlight that may be affixed to glass and other surfaces. The film can be used on windows, car sunroofs, and even the back of an iPad, Yang Yang, a professor at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute, said in an interview with Bloomberg yesterday. The team’s polymer solar cell converts infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye, into an electrical current.
“It’s my dream that everyone’s window can be a solar panel in the future,” said Yang. “It could be potentially very cheap.”
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