We allow third parties to collect information which we use for business purposes, for more info read CCPA section in the privacy policy page.
Browsers may block some cookies by default. Click accept to allow advertising partners to use cookies and serve more relevant ads. Visit our privacy policy page for more information.
Source: Pixabay/Pexels

Quantum Dots May Soon Convert Windows Into Solar Energy Sources


Solar panel technology that has the potential to be placed on windows is coming. New Mexico-based nanotechnology company UbiQD has been wanting to turn our windows into solar generators for years, and they’re finally licensing developments at two universities in Washington. They’ve expanded on luminescent solar concentration (LSC) panels and have made them lightweight and transparent.

The first-ever transparent LSCs were demonstrated at Michigan State University back in 2013. These quantum dots (which is what the “QD” stands for in UbiQD) have the ability to harvest solar energy and they’re able to transform how we think of traditional opaque solar panels. Instead of heavy objects, they are lighter and could even be installed on windows.