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Solar Photovoltaic Windowpanes To Power Your Computer!
Posted By Jorge Chapa On July 30, 2008 @ 9:40 am In Architecture,Environment,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments
Solar power and windows make an ideal pairing of complementary technologies for energy generation, and Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems is maximizing the potential partnership. The company is set to release a solar windowpane with integrated photovoltaic cells  that will be capable of powering a computer and charging your cell phone.
The windows are not quite as cheap as one would hope, each square meter will set you back around $1900. However, each window will generate around 70 watts per square meter, which can be delivered via a USB cable to your device. As an added bonus, the tint created by the embedded photovoltaics  means that the windows will let less heat and sunlight into your house and help save more energy (and money) for cooling your house down.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/30/electricity-generating-solar-pv-windowpanes/
 photovoltaic cells: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/28/sunplant-pv-foliage-on-display-in-milan/
 photovoltaics: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/01/smits-grow2-project-new-solar-and-wind-solutions/
 + From now on windowpanes will power your pcs: http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/22/from-now-on-windowpanes-will-power-your-pcs-and-cell-phones/
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