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Can solar cells be created that are clear and could be uses on window?

Researchers demonstrate the first transparent solar cell. Their innovative technique rests on a specific part of the solar cell: the heterojunction, made up of thin films of materials responsible for absorbing light. By combining the unique properties of titanium dioxide and nickel oxide semiconductors, the researchers were able to generate an efficient, transparent solar cell.
Installation should be less expensive.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210105104839.htm

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This is an idea I've heard batted around for awhile, but this is the first I've heard of any real world progress.
I really like the concept.
I even like the fact that it utilizes harmful ultraviolet light.
Solar cell windows would serve at least 2 purposes. They'd, of course, provide clean energy, but would also filter out ultraviolet light which is very destructive to just about everything, from fading your rugs etc. to causing cancer.
Once perfected, I'd love to have solar cell windows.

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Kravenhead
13 day(s) ago
They'd take less of a beating than roof cells too. Windows don't get pelted with hail or have branches drop on them etc. like roofs do. Roofs are kind of like a helmet for your house. Not exactly an ideal place for somewhat delicate technology.

philosopher
13 day(s) ago
Me too. They will expensive but, less than solar roofs.

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