New Designs Offered From Solar Glass in Windows

New Simon WIlby Solar Glass 2014

The builders of tomorrow’s resources will not be using regular glass.  Especially not when they can have the option of utilizing new technology to fabricate solar glass for windows. There are currently at this time many new designs and prototypes in early testing stages, which aim to transform windows into solar power generators. A little known research group wants to retrofit some windows with ‘luminescent solar concentrators the most prominent red translucent or gray colors would typically be used to conduct the most electricity.

Simon Wilby, under his Company Simon Wilby Inc. has designed a new photovoltaic solar glass however, and is on track to create a product that is even better—Wilby wants to build the solar panel directly into all commercial glass. That means globally we are getting closer to a world with entire homes, green houses, and other high-rise buildings built using solar glass.

Lets take a closer look at how Simon Wilby’s innovative solar glass will function:

The solar glass works with a layer of transparent solid-state photovoltaic cells at most 2.75 to 3.50 microns thick embedded in conventional glass, this provides around 10-15% of the solar energy received into low-carbon electricity. The electricity conducted therein can then be transferred to the respective grid or used for the electricity of the substructure or building.

CEO, Simon Wilby, asserts that the technology only adds 9-11% to the cost of most glass building facades, which makes transcending and converting your next corporate headquarters into a giant solar panel, an amazingly affordable endeavor.

As an added bonus this new breakthrough in technology will be made available in a varied array of hues, colors and pigmentation. Which means higher customization for builders to stand out from the crowds of buildings surrounding them in heavy high-rise areas like New York City and Los Angeles.

“Within reason exclaims Wilby, we can produce any color, with an unlimited supply and a wide-ranging pallet of dyes, including blues and greens and reds and so on. But buyers need to be aware that these customizations come at a small cost because different colors have different efficiencies: black is very high efficiency, green is moderately good and red is also good, but blue is less good,”

So, in conclusion: solar glass can come in any color, is reasonably cheap, and can convert up to 11-13% of the sun that it consumes into clean energy power. If widely accepted, this new technology is a game-changer. And here’s why: structures are a huge source of carbon dioxide discharges. In the U.S., buildings account for 40% of all CO2 emissions, which is a pretty big deal, according to the United States Green Building Council. Buildings use more power than anything else, in fact—so obviously, the more that are fitted with static clean power-generators, the more we can significantly reduce that number more and more. Buildings built with this solar glass could even practically be net energy suppliers.

It bears repeating that the majority of the emissions lessening on buildings will come from dreadfully eye sore designs & retrofits and additional insulation apparatus, but technologies like solar glass clearly are a future forward design that will truly be appealing to architects around the globe. I repeat: With any luck, the commercial buildings of the future will be towering, multicolored solar glass structures and they will not be an eye sore by any means.


Simon Wilby, The Future Of Solar Energy And Beyond

Solar energy will always find its way into our daily lives and no matter what the end products could be, the results are simply relevant and beneficial; its future is filled with countless possibilities down from the battery power sources to the industrial functionality for which it could be applied and maximized. Simon Wilby, widely known for his inventive idea on how solar energy could be put to practical use in the form of solar-powered battery for mobile phone devices, has probably foreseen a future with the entire population that would greatly utilize the energy from the sun and which could run even the tiniest of gadgets not just for a good few minutes, but for an impressively long duration with a greater staying power.

It is often a given that innovations in the field of modern technology always have a room for more improvement now and in the future, an ideal in which Simon Wilby has already achieved through his The Smart One, the clever concept which anyone could pretty much just imagine but he has been able to materialize. What The Smart One’s real objectives are to ease up the functionality of mobile phone chargers, which in these days are as essential as the high tech mobile gadgets; in such a way that is cost-effective and even with the most minimal usage could give extra power to the batteries that has never been tried prior. And these are qualities of how solar energy should be – practical, safe and easy to use all over the world. While it is free and doled out to all of us to take advantage of, there seems to be a lack of a wider gamut of things that run on it and which is such as shame because when one of those things come out, people get either too skeptical or rather quite too eager too soon and then their interest fizzles out.

What else is out there wherein solar energy becomes the link to better our lives and the people around us? Well, there is so much more in store for the future of solar energy, and seeing it from the viewpoint of Simon Wilby and his innovative techniques in recreating the sun’s energy, surely there is more. In fact, he has started out a project bigger than his The Smart One invention – this time it is something that not only benefits a lot of people in a practical way, but also changes the ways some people in other parts of the world live and understand the essence of technology. The streetlamps of Barbados would never be the same after Wilby has incorporated his innately brilliant ideals to light up the communities that could probably have not seen what a bright night is supposed to mean in the real sense of the word.

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