Green Ideas: Techie Windows - Power and Shade Built in

Green Ideas: Techie Windows - Power and Shade Built in

Ryan
Jul 24, 2008

Oh, how we wish this was more affordable. Being fans of homes with lots of glass and no curtains, this is an interesting solution. Unfortunately it costs $1900 per square meter.

Pricing aside, this window technology from Nihon Telecommunication Systems in Japan is essentially a photo-voltaic cell sandwiched inside a window. The company states that these windows will provide enough energy to power a PC or charge a cell phone while also blocking out 90% of the sunlight coming into the room. Seems like a really pricey way to charge your cell phone, not to mention the blocked view. What do you think?

-via Crunchgear

Created with Sketch.