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Colored Solar Glass Pretty, Yet Powerful Enough to Generate Electricity for An Entire Building

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This semi-transparent dyed glass that acts as a solar panel enables an entire building to act as a solar panel. The colorful glass adds a very small extra cost to the building's façade....

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Sue Matheson (79)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:35 am

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Friday November 8, 2013, 9:17 am
Every building needs this glass! Thx Frans

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:58 am
Distributed power generation is the wave of the future, but we MUST upgrade the grid to make it feasible.

Robyn Bashaw (1)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:47 am
Thanks for sharing.

Elke H (97)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:48 am
Very cool. With all the innovations out there, I don't understand why they are not cost effective enough for the regular homeowner. Other than solar panels. This is a great idea.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday November 8, 2013, 11:07 am
What a fantastic invention! Thanks, Frans.

Roger G (154)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:53 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 8, 2013, 1:57 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 8, 2013, 2:08 pm
Noted. Thanks for this great info, Frans....will be sharing.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 3:17 pm
Sure would save a lot on electricity.

Kathleen R (138)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:35 pm

Joanne D (38)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:52 pm
Elke, I don't know for sure, but building height might have something to do with it. In my neighborhood the trees would prevent windows from receiving sunlight for the full half day the sun is on that side of the building. Unless your tall office building is located in a grove of redwoods, that simply doesn't apply to commercial properties. Otherwise, I think this is gorgeous and I am all for it; I would want a way, if I have to drive past it, for it not to reflect directly in my eyes. But if they can do this they can probably do that too.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Friday November 8, 2013, 5:01 pm
Thanks Frans

Jeanne Young (19)
Friday November 8, 2013, 8:06 pm
Every so often, something comes along that gives me a real surge of optimism and hope - This is one of those WOW!

Debra G (0)
Friday November 8, 2013, 9:03 pm
Agree, Jeanne. Way to go, Oxford!

Patricia N (9)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:07 pm
Great! Eventually will get something like this to power each home and sell back to the grid.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Friday November 8, 2013, 10:13 pm

Julie W (32)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 12:36 am
This is a wonderful idea. I hope we see it in buildings soon. Next step - the family home.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 2:17 am

Malgorzata Z (198)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 9:16 am

Antonio Calabria PhD (17)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 5:42 pm

Roxie H (350)
Saturday November 9, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Victoria Oakey (124)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 1:43 am
Noted. Thank you for the information and link.

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Monday November 11, 2013, 5:03 am

Melania P (122)
Monday November 11, 2013, 12:28 pm

Karen Chestney (112)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 2:03 am
Thank-you........interesting article....and....important.....The more solar....the less fossil fuel.
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