“The energy flows invisibly from the transparent glass windows of our homes, offices and shopping centers, directly to storage systems and consumers”. This is the dream of anyone who has respect for the environment and cares about architectural impact. Today this is possible through a new extraordinary technological revolution called LSC – Luminescent Solar Concentrator – which employs nanocrystals incorporated into thin films or modules of plexiglass. The nanocrystals convert sunlight into infrared light, which is reflected by the panel to the window edges. There, a thin strip of silicon photovoltaic cells converts the infrared photons into electric power with a high efficiency rate. It sounds like magic, but it’s true!
A few figures on the world scenario
% energy from renewables sources
milion tons of CO2 from residential and commercial buildings in the USA
yearly savings in energy consumption per person from the use of renewables sources