Transparent Solar Windows Edging Closer

Creating clear solar panels as transparent windows is an idea that could transform ordinary buildings into energy producers. Windows might be made that release light at night into the interior perhaps with a mirror surface appearing at night facing outside when the sun has set.

If transparent surface coatings for glass could retrofitted to cover glass or automobile then entire office buildings with glass panels could be made into energy producers. Presently the transparent windows from one company have about 10% conversion efficiency.