Quantum dot solar windows go non-toxic, colorless, with record efficiency

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy; It could turn any window into a daytime power source.   "In these devices, a fraction of light transmitted through the window is absorbed by nanosized particles (semiconductor quantum dots) dispersed in a glass window, re-emitted at the infrared wavelength invisible to the human eye, and wave-guided to a solar cell at the edge of the window," said Victor Klimov, lead researcher on the project at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-quantum-dot-solar-windows-non-toxic.html#jCp

A luminescent solar concentrator is an emerging sunlight harvesting technology that has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy; It could turn any window into a daytime power source.  

"In these devices, a fraction of light transmitted through the window is absorbed by nanosized particles (semiconductor quantum dots) dispersed in a glass window, re-emitted at the infrared wavelength invisible to the human eye, and wave-guided to a solar cell at the edge of the window," said Victor Klimov, lead researcher on the project at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-quantum-dot-solar-windows-non-toxic.html#jCp

600450 Quantum dot solar windows go non-toxic, colorless, with record efficiency glassonweb.com
Date: 31 August 2015
Source: www.phys.org

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