Ubiquitous Energy provides the world’s first invisible electricity-generating alternative to traditional windows
Ubiquitous Energy provides the world’s first invisible electricity-generating alternative to traditional windows

Ubiquitous Energy provides the world’s first invisible electricity-generating alternative to traditional windows

23 january, 20232 minutes to read
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Developed by MIT scientists, UE Power technology enables to turn simple windowpane into transparent solar panels.

The transparent UE Power coating consists of "light-absorbing dyes, sourced from non-toxic, earth-abundant materials". It captures invisible light, infrared and ultraviolet, but lets visible light pass through windowpane unlike traditional solar panels.

UV and IR light is converted into electricity that supplies the building`s wiring.

Originally the UE Power solar window panel was up to 20 inches. However, Ubiquitous Energy aims to produce floor-to-ceiling solar transparent panels. In cooperation with Anderson Corporation, a window and door manufacturer, Ubiquitous Energy presented 1.5 x 3.0-meter floor-to-ceiling solar coated glass.

Ubiquitous Energy has completed several major installations around the world, for example, at Michigan State University, Nippon Sheet Glass, Co. Ltd., Boulder Commons. And more installations to be performed soon.

"The magic of transparent solar is that we can embed solar technology into a product that already exists, because you don't have to see it," said Susan Stone, CEO of Ubiquitous Energy. "It's just any other solar system, but it happens to be vertical instead of horizontal."

The company`s mission is to seamlessly integrate solar technology into everyday products.

23 january, 2023
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