Our constant need of new, cleaner energy led a Michigan State University research group to conceive a fully transparent solar panel that could replace ordinary windows, or even cover entire buildings. They designed perfectly clean solar cells, essentially equal to a regular glass window.
Without a doubt they are not the only research team that tried the same study. Before coming up with this result they had to face many problems. As a matter of fact, transparent photovoltaic cells are fundamentally inconceivable, considering that solar panels can develop energy power through a transformation of absorbed protons into electrons. In order to have a completely transparent appliance, light would have to flow unrestrained to the eye, meaning that those protons would have to go wholly through the substance. Therefore what the Michigan State team developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator (TLSC), a device that utilize organic salts to take in wavelengths of light that are imperceptible to the human eye. […]