Solar glass

An Australian research group is working towards making solar cell windows that will harness energy from the sun and also reduce the need for air conditioning.

The windows are completely transparent but have a slight pinkish hue. The creators imagine entire houses being built out of varying shades of the glass.

The solar cells contain titanium dioxide coated in a dye that increases light absorption. The glass captures solar energy which can be used to power the house but can also reduce overheating of the house, reducing the need for cooling.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 20 August 2009