Transparent Solar - The Next Big Thing?

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We've written about solar glass before, but a recent study out of the US proposes that the next energy boom could come from transparent solar.  Here's an excerpt:

Transparent solar materials could harvest enough power to meet almost half of the US’s energy demand, according to new research in Nature Energy.

The researchers mapped the extent of glass surface across the US and found that fitted with transparent solar technologies, 40 per cent of the US’s electricity demand could be met – about the same potential as rooftop solar.

Led by engineering researchers at Michigan State University, the report said innovative and cost-effective renewable energy technologies could help decrease global reliance on fossil fuels.

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