MIT researchers develop window-tint solar concentrators

A new window treatment developed at MIT that functions as a solar concentrator promises to finally bring solar windows to the masses. Based on similar work done in the ’70s, the dye mixture pulls in light at a range of wavelengths and re-emits it to solar cells at the edges of the window at a different wavelength — a technique good for a 40x increase in each cell’s power output, or 10 times what current systems can provide. The team estimates that the panels could become widely commercial within three years.

Imagine a skyscraper covered in that – yeah!

One Response to MIT researchers develop window-tint solar concentrators

  1. Steven Noble says:

    Based on similar work done in the 70s???? I can’t believe how long it’s taking to get people moving.

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