The American company UbiQD has created transparent solar panels designed to be attached to the facade or inserted into windows. The batteries look like ordinary glass with a barely visible tint, Hmarochos reports.
Solar panels combine high light transmission and efficiency. These panels don't just collect sunlight and turn it into electricity - they let in up to 43% of visible light inside buildings, doing the same job as windows.
The efficiency of transparent panels is 3.6%, while in conventional batteries, this figure is more than 15%. The double glazing is based on organic matter; other manufacturers use silicon.
The company assures that you can adjust the glass's transparency by making the panels a dark or light shade. The darker the shade, the more energy is released as more light is absorbed.