Solar cell breakthrough hints at how windows could one day be power hubs

The panels have already been installed at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland
(Image credit: EPFL/Alain Herzog)

Windows that generate household energy are a step closer to becoming a reality for UK homes after a team of scientists made a technological breakthrough: a higher efficiency transparent solar cell.

Tesla has already launched new solar roof panel technology that resembles standard roof tiles, and these transparent solar cells mark another step towards the exterior of our homes becoming green power generators. 

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