Gathering Solar Energy with Clear Solar Panels
Every time I get my power bill, I cringe. Our power rates keep going up, and we do our best to conserve and use it wisely. I've always been interested in research in solar energy in hopes that someday an economical source of power can be found. Today I read an article on research findings by the Michigan State University, that sound promising.
It seems they have developed a transparent solar panel that can be placed over windows allowing you to still see through them. These clear panels can also be used on cell phones, Ipads , e-readers, and more. The goal is to create solar panels that you don't even know are there. While the research is still in the early stages, it has the potential to be economical and affordable in the long term. I hope that as technology advances we can find an alternative energy source that is sustainable, easy on the environment and pocketbook.
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