18 May 2015 Turning solar panels into objects of desire

Green power generation is on the rise. More and more people are putting solar panels on their roofs or, when they have enough space, even put a wind turbine in their garden. The investment is interesting enough, but it doesn’t make your house look any better. The objects are in general ugly looking pieces of technology. But the times they are a changing.

Solar panels that look beautiful

1Current-Window 2Current-Window Current Window is a project by designer Marjan van Aubel. She designed a window with integrated solar panels. The design a modern translation of lead glass. The result looks beautiful and will be an eye catcher in every house.

Solar panels that double as glass

transparent-luminescent-solar-concentrator-module In August 2014, researchers at Michigan State University announced a fully transparent solar panel. This new technology can be used in many different ways. According to Richard Lunt, researcher on the team, it can be used from “tall buildings with lots of windows [to] any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.”

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