This article does not specifically mention what types of glass this will work with, or whether there is any restrictions at all, but it is an interesting thought that the windows of your car could provide electricity to power the battery or batteries of your vehicle. This would help at least one problem with solar panels: their looks. Many people would not want to drive a car that is plated with conventional solar panels. I for one don't like the look of solar panels on the sides of houses, I greatly prefer them on the roof -- solely for aesthetic reasons. According to the article, nanosilicon particles are sprayed onto glass, creating a film which generates electricity from solar radiation. If this film could be sandwiched between two layers a safety glass you'd be golden, as the article states that little transparency is lost. I think the huge glass sunroofs that are popular on cars these days would make perfect solar battery chargers.

[Source: Octillion via Renewable Energy Access]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • From Our Partners

    You May Like
    Links by Zergnet
    Share This Photo X