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Solar Windows: Turning Buildings Into Energy Producers

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The vast amount of glass in skyscrapers and office buildings represents enormous potential for an emerging technology that turns windows into solar panels.

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. (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:15 am
The potential for using the windows in buildings to produce electricity is really exciting - hopefully the costs can be reduced - possbily Governments could help, maybe by re-directing some of the huge amounts of public money pumped in to supporting the banks towards saving the planet instead!

Roger G (154)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:35 pm
noted thanks !

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:57 pm
Now we're getting somewhere.

Thanks for posting this.

Freya H (357)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:22 pm
Every breakthrough and innovation that helps us use more renewable energy is a step in the right direction.

John B (185)
Monday May 14, 2012, 12:48 pm
The potential for this application is mind blowing. Thanks Organic for posting the story. Read the entire article and gladly noted.

Kenneth V (1500)
Monday May 14, 2012, 12:52 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 1:08 pm
Renewable energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum in many ways across the world,it is clean,and we can do away with this dirty power plants.We have many solar power turbines in Cleveland,Ohio,and it is so clean.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 1:20 pm
Renewable energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum in many ways across the world,and this is shown up in various products,like the wind turbine.Solar windows would be a great innovation products,and cleaner.

Susanne P (18)
Monday May 14, 2012, 1:51 pm
It's good to hear that more and more ways are found to replace oil and gas with renewable energy

Joanne M (22)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:55 pm
Interesting. Of course the north facing windows would probably produce little electricity but would be great for light. South facing would produce the most with east west between the two. Of course that assumes that another building is not blocking the sun.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

Chris Caramanica (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 4:14 pm
Every Major City should offer Tax or other incentives into the feasability of this option .
Buildings with this potential should not overlook this transition .

David C (129)
Monday May 14, 2012, 5:04 pm
great idea!

Angelina F (25)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:06 am
I love this idea and article, and I hope it will become a reality soon! thank you for sharing!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:26 am
Noted, thanks.

Monica Demertsidis (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 12:36 pm
Please everyone, recognize the importance to save our panet and potential to provide green jobs instead of ones involving oil, like Keystone.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:05 pm
I am surprised this technology is not being used more.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:08 pm
Sounds absolutely fantastic. Let's hope it catches on in a big way. Anything we can do to wean ourselves off of nuclear, coal, fossil fuels, etc. is a step towards progress since renewable energy is the only way to go. Everything else will kill the planet and us in the process. Thanks.

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:14 pm
wow, what a great idea, thanks for posting this, Organic, and hope it catches on

Quanta Kiran (67)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 3:13 am

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 10:28 am
noted & read

aj E (164)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 4:41 pm

Kay M (347)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 5:15 pm

Alice C (1797)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:48 am
Like them ! Thanks ~ will share : )

Terry V (30)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 6:05 pm
EXCELLENT!!! Thank you

Eugene C (3)
Friday May 18, 2012, 1:05 am
If only all the money that has been spent on Nuclear energy had been put into Solar Power, we would have been so advanced by now and saved a great deal of distress.......Solar is definitely the way to go....better late than never, its great to see that this technology is moving forward now.

Jane H (139)
Friday May 18, 2012, 2:49 pm
Hope it is possible soon and instsalled everywhere!

Debra Holliday (38)
Friday May 18, 2012, 3:51 pm
Excellent! Hope this really catches on all over!

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday May 18, 2012, 11:23 pm
Wonderful!!!! Thanks Much!

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday May 19, 2012, 8:44 am
This is great!

Sharon F (0)
Saturday May 19, 2012, 12:45 pm
Speaking of energy--what are we waitng for??? Please, people, start turning off lights and appliances not needed. Supposedly appliances are sucking energy when plugged in (and not being used). Schools, churches, hospitals, the military, stores, all need to clean house on energy usage. Who wants a nuclear power plant in their neighborhood?? Esp. if it gets whipped around by a tornado??

Phillipa W (199)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 1:53 pm
If it can be done and the solar panels can still function as windows this is mind-blowingly massive

. (0)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 4:09 pm

Gagandeep Singh (5)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 10:26 pm
That is a BINGO. If majority of investors agree to these types of windows than the world will be saved.
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