Sprayed on windows to turn them into solar panels, a solution by EnSol
Here’s something we’d love to see on market shelves in the future, a spray on film that can help turn a normal boring glass window into a solar-energy-generating panel. In today’s world, solar energy is slowly and surely finding its place in grids all across the globe. A few setbacks like space and cost have slowed down its pace of development though. Solar panels are usually big and equally expensive too. Apartment buildings and offices at times find it difficult to soak in the sun, owing to space constraints. Well, solar windows are here, which work just the same and drench in the sun too! A Norwegian company, EnSol, came up with this liquid solution that can be sprayed onto glass. This result in a tint, and with the help of solar ivy, it turns into a full fledged solar panel.
The company has been working on this one with help from the University of Leicester’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and hopes it will hit shelves by 2016.