By David Ponce
You know, there’s all this talk about solar power. And I think it’s great. One of the major hurdles against it being implemented more widely though, is finding a place for all the solar panels. Well, California company XSunX might have found a very innovative solution: solar generating glass, called Power Glass.
Think of all the glass real estate in America today, all the skyscrapers… Now imagine all that glass generating electricity and doing something useful for a change.
XsunX has focused on the development of very thin semi-transparent coatings and films that create large area monolithic solar cell structures that you can see through. This semi-transparency makes Power Glass™ glazing desirable for placing over glass, plastics, and other see-through structures. Using patented processes, such as reel-to-reel manufacturing techniques and multi-terminal cell structure designs, we are working to commercialize large area cell manufacturing processes for thin film flexible plastics.
Sounds promising. Don’t know that it’s being marketed just yet, but there you have it.