Posts tagged: Building-integrated photovoltaics

Non-Toxic and Cheap Thin-Film Solar Cells for ‘Zero-Energy’ Buildings

World’s highest efficiency rating achieved for CZTS thin-film solar cells ‘Zero-energy’ buildings — which generate as much power as they consume — are now much closer after a team at Australia’s University of New South Wales achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make. Until now, the […]

Forget solar panels, here come building-integrated photovoltaics

Solar panels are becoming passé. Why put solar panels on top of building construction materials when you could just tap the power of the sun directly through the construction materials themselves? Bloomberg reports on the rapid growth in building-integrated photovoltaics, or BIPV. These are solar power–harvesting cells that are incorporated into the walls, roofs, and windows of […]

Solar Power Windows Fast Approaching Commercial Production

Solar Power Windows Fast Approaching Commercial Production (via Clean Technica) Commercial production of solar windows, using the patented SolarWindow spray-on solar power coating system, may be just around the corner. A recent announcement from US building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) developer New Energy Technologies Ltd. (which we’ve been following for years) has us feeling… Tweet