Power your PC with photovoltaic window panes

Posted by Samantha Rose

Solar power and windows coupled together are perfect technologies for generating energy. Recently, Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems has come up with a way to maximize on this partnership. The company is preparing to release a solar windowpane that has integrated photovoltaic cells that will have the ability to provide power to a computer and also charge your cell phone.

 

These windows do not come at a small price and will set you back around $1900 per square meter. Each square meter will be able to generate about 70 watts. The power will be delivered to your devices via a USB cable. Third-grade math suggests that you will need at least a double-window with four square meters of space to power a higher-end mainstream PC.

The photovoltaics embedded in the windows create a tint on the windows which means that you will also have less heat and sunlight in your home, thus saving you both money and energy when cooling your home.