A group of professors from the University of California presented the transparent solar cells. The new invention will find its application in mobile devices, as well as in the windows of houses.
The new solar cells are made up of two thin polymer plates that collect sunlight and convert it into electricity. Photovoltaic cells are separated by an intermediate layer and are completely transparent, which makes it possible to use such solar cells in smartphones and residential windows.
It is worth noting that the development of transparent solar cells has been going on for two years. And if last year the unusual batteries, developed by the specialists of the University of California, converted about 4% of solar energy, then in 2013 the figure was increased to 7.3%. In addition, the new solar panels absorb up to 80% of infrared radiation.