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The Smart Glass That Reduces Energy Costs Whilst Powering the Internet of Things

Glass has become the primary material used on the surface of our modern commercial buildings. Our skyscrapers glisten as sunlight reflects off their smooth outer surfaces. Inside the building, floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate views across cities and flood our offices with natural light. We pay a heavy price for this illuminating, shiny beauty however; with sunlight comes heat in these towering greenhouses, which means we need energy intensive cooling to keep temperatures at a human friendly level. In a world striving for energy efficiency, big windows, especially in sunny places, may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but a recent breakthrough is promising the best of both worlds. Researchers at Princeton University have developed a self-powered smart window that is both easy and inexpensive to apply to existing windows. The system features solar cells that selectively absorb near-ultraviolet (near-UV) light, which makes the windows completely self-powered. “Sunlight is a mixture of electromagnetic radiation made up of near-UV […]

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