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Solar phones and cars?

Solar phones and cars? 18 July 2019

Clear glass solar panels ‘could charge mobile phones and electric cars’ (via Belfast Telegraph)

A new type of window glass that is effectively a transparent solar panel could be used to charge mobile phones, electric cars and power homes, scientists say.

A working model of the glass has been created to show the viability of the process, but it now needs to be refined, made more efficient and brought to market.

Researchers at the University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa, and Ghent University in Belgium, hope to achieve this within a decade.

They say the product will have the capacity to revolutionise the generation of power cheaply from the sun to power homes, factories and cities in a new clean way.

Professor Hendrik Swart, senior professor in the department of physics at UFS, said: “The idea is to develop glass that is transparent to visible light, just like the glass you find in the windows of buildings, motor vehicles and mobile electronic devices.

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