If this clear Solar Panel Technology was created in 2014 why don’t we have It on every single window ?

If we are in a Climate Crisis and we had Tech like this 5 years ago why on earth are we not using it ????

Every window, every phone, every roof, every car, every surface that faces the Sun ?????

I mean Come on !


Back in August 2014, researchers at Michigan State University created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other “transparent” solar cells that we’ve reported on in the past, this one really is transparent, as you can see in the photos throughout this story. According to Richard Lunt, who led the research at the time, the team was confident the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from “tall buildings with lots of windows or any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.”

Source : https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188667-a-fully-transparent-solar-cell-that-could-make-every-window-and-screen-a-power-source

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Because petrodolar mafia rules and kills every day.
Just look in the midle-east!

11.01.2020 21:38


12.01.2020 09:26

Agree we need to adopt technology to change many things, amongst others the transition to renewable energies. Fact is many different inventions are prototyped around glass and solar collection. In my country the Netherlands a few different inventions are done as well with similar kind of transparent solar panels. The reality though: Adopting such technology is still not efficient in terms of cost versus gains. Unless we change how our economy works, the industry and masses wil only adopt technology when they gain more than it cost over something they are already using. Its a big dilemma!

12.01.2020 09:43