Imagining a glass skyscraper which, instead of using energy, is itself a source of energy for the entire building sounds like the future, but recent studies suggest that this could soon become a reality.
Buildings with glass facades often have a coating that reflects and absorbs at least part of the light to reduce brightness and heating inside the building.
Transparent solar panels instead of dispersing the energy they could use it to supply part of the building's electricity needs.
A team led by University of Michigan researchers, set a new efficiency record for both transparent and color-neutral solar cells in August 2020. The team achieved 8.1% efficiency and 43.3% transparency by replacing conventional silicon...