Could solar windows be big news for our homes? Plus, how they work

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Solar windows are the latest in a run of cutting-edge renewable energy products which could help homeowners generate their own power in the not-so-distant future in the UK.

They sound like a great option for those who love the idea of solar panels, but don't enjoy their look on top of the roof. In short, they look similar to regular windows and generate energy from the sun. 

Robin Whitlock
Freelance journalist

Robin is a freelance journalist based in the South West of England, UK. He specialises in environmental issues, climate change and renewable energy, with other interests in transport and green motoring. He is a regular daily correspondent for a renewable energy website, writing news articles and interview pieces on all the main clean energy technologies. He has also written widely for numerous magazines on these topics, as well as writing white papers and web content.