Italian scientists suggest converting solar energy concentrators whole house. At the State University of Milan Bicocca developed a new luminescent material, which can cover the entire surface of the building, including the windows.
New solar panels will consist of glass or plastic plates coated with optically active substances – chromophores that emit absorbed sunlight into the plate. Conversion of light into electric energy occurs in the small solar cell located at the edges of the plate.
Thanks to new technology, which allows to determine the degree of transparency of the material in the solar panel can turn even the windows. The big advantage of the development of Italian scientists is also a choice of color and shape of the device, which would allow its use in the field of environmental architecture.
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