Windows that are also Solar Panels, amazing new technology

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Solar Panel GlassA recent breakthrough in Quantam Dot research is paving the way for windows that will double as solar panels, thanks to research conducted at Los Alamos Research Laboratories.  Researches synthesized, check this out, Quantam Dots in transparent polymers to capture the suns' energy.  

What are Quantam Dots you ask?  Great question, they are actually a very simple concept of--nanocrystals made of semi-conductor materials--and they're used already in Solar Panel systems which I blogged about here.  Large Area Luminescent Solar ConcentratorsThe key here is what's know as Large Area Luminescent Solar Concentrators or LSC's.  Take a look at the diagram and you'll see the edge of the glass panel essentially becomes a cell that can store energy that passes through the pane of glass.  Think about all the applications this discovery could have and the amount of energy that will be saved.  You can check out the full write up in Nature Photonics.  Alex Popovic is a Realtor® who founded Semper Find My Home, which helps veterans get into homes.  Giving back to those who gave all.

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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Thanks for sharing about the new solar window panels. Unless solar is built in to an existing home there are many problems and issues installing solar after a home is built, and it is expensive to do. 

Apr 22, 2014 12:43 PM #29
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John Anello, Stamford Area Electrician
Safe and Sound Electric LLC - Greenwich, CT
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That is amazing. The solar technology is constantly improving. 

Apr 22, 2014 01:15 PM #30
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Jennifer Green
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Gilbert, AZ

That is awsome.  I think solar technology is very under utilized here in the desert. 

Apr 22, 2014 02:28 PM #31
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Joan,

It's a great concept, I think we'll see alot more and more of this

Apr 22, 2014 02:49 PM #32
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Sharon,

Thanks for stopping by and reading, while it's still in its infancy its a great concept that will prove very valuable

Apr 22, 2014 02:50 PM #33
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Alex Popovic
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Pamela,

I agree to a point, naturally it's cheaper to do it while the home is being built, however, I had a neighbor who did it and it was quite painless

Apr 22, 2014 02:51 PM #34
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Alex Popovic
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John,

It is pretty amazing right?

Apr 22, 2014 02:51 PM #35
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Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ

Alex, what if they created a solar panel window that could be a shade screen where you can see out but people can't see inside?  Now that's a triple threat!

Apr 22, 2014 02:52 PM #36
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Alex Popovic
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Jennifer, 

I agree with you, I don't know why more homes don't have it

Apr 22, 2014 02:52 PM #37
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Alex Popovic
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Jack,

I like your thinking, multi purpose and green  Thanks for stopping by and reading.  Hope you have a great year

Apr 22, 2014 02:53 PM #38
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Next thing we know, iPhones will have windows… Literal windows! Love and light, Laura
Apr 22, 2014 04:35 PM #39
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent

I'm in the other land of sunshine, southwest Florida and always wonder why more isn't done to harness the sun.  ... I mean if money, taxes and politics were removed from the situation.

Apr 22, 2014 08:12 PM #40
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Alex, I can see where this would have commercial building applications with all the glass they are currently using.

Apr 22, 2014 10:49 PM #41
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Laura,

They already do, check out Apple experimenting with a clear screen so you can see through the phone while texting, it's pretty crazy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsEUBLIJvmE

Apr 22, 2014 10:56 PM #42
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Alex Popovic
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Chris,

Thanks for reading and commenting, there's always the "capitalistic" factor right.  Someone has a "vested" interest

Apr 22, 2014 10:57 PM #43
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Alex Popovic
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Michael,

I agree, wouldn't be surprised if google fetched this up asap

Apr 22, 2014 10:58 PM #44
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Rod Pierson
Results Real Estate Inc - Redding, CA
Northern California
Alex, what you are blogging about is a device that produces free energy, and I recently made a comment regarding why free energy has been shelfed until now with the QEC design. Here is a you tube link which touches the highlights why up until now has not been released. The homes of the future are coming, and soon we will have the wait off our pocket books that corporations have penalized and crippled us. (*) FREE ENERGY IS HERE – QEG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ6yYVsQVrA Enjoy
Apr 23, 2014 02:03 AM #45
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Dwight Puntigan
DRP Realty, LLC - Saint Peters, MO
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Nice subject, my search engine is worn out.  Bring the emphasis back to the hard sciences in our schools.

Apr 23, 2014 04:37 AM #46
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Alex Popovic
Apex CRE - Phoenix, AZ
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Rod,

I agree with you and thanks for sharing the info you blogged about.  I've said it over and over, there's a vested financial interest to stop such technologies coming out sooner, however, with google buying home products such as NEST, they can't compete with that kind of technology and informational power

Apr 23, 2014 09:25 AM #47
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Dwight, 

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, hope you crush it this year in RE

Apr 23, 2014 09:25 AM #48
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