Sharp has successfully developed a technology which can generate electricity on see-through glass. This see-through solar panel is mainly designed for balcony railings and skyscraper windows.
The semi-transparent solar panel can be installed on the façade of buildings. With a capacity of 6.8 percent and a maximum output of 95 watts, the panel size ranges from 4.5 feet wide and 3.2 feet tall and it features a super thin profile of 0.37 inches.
The elegant modules bring about energy savings along with the production of green and clean energy. One of the advantages is the unique thin-film modules, which act as a heat shield, and can reduce energy load for air conditioning.
The modules mainly pack laminated glass infused with photovoltaic cells. In addition to this, Sharp also plans to introduce a home energy management system (HEMS).
You will be able to connect electronic devices to the system too. It controls power consumption considerably, making energy supply more efficient and sustainable.
The see-through solar panels will launch in Japan on October 1. Sharp has not opened up much on its plans to launch this panel outside Japan.