Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

sun shines on office windows

Windows giant Anderson gives solar window integration a $30M boost

Here at The Optimist Daily, we love sharing stories about the exciting advancements that we are making in terms of discovering and fashioning creative ways that we can harvest clean, green, and renewable energy. One of the threads of renewable energy we’ve been following closely is solar Read More...

New solar windows allow more l

New solar windows allow more light to pass through than ever before

Over the years, we’ve written a number of stories about the potential of solar windows that could convert light into energy. The technology, however, has yet to take off. The main problem is that the solar windows created thus far have been too opaque, failing to allow much light to come Read More...

More efficient clear solar pan

More efficient clear solar panels could mean solar windows for all

Solar panels placed on buildings do a great job of generating green energy for the structure, but imagine if every window in the building could absorb solar energy? This is the vision of researchers at the University of Michigan who are working to increase the efficiency of clear solar Read More...

These solar windows rival roof

These solar windows rival rooftop panels in terms of efficiency

Windows capable of harvesting energy from the sun have been on the horizon for a number of years, but they've yet to help cut down a building's energy costs. A new development from Australian researchers may change that. What the researchers have created are semi-transparent solar cells made of Read More...

Your office windows could soon

Your office windows could soon harvest solar energy

Wouldn’t it be awesome if all those windows on high-rise buildings could be used to harvest the sun’s energy for electricity? Of course, it would, and now, thanks to engineers in South Korea, this image could very soon become reality. The researchers have managed to develop a new method of Read More...

How origami inspired designers

How origami inspired designers to create blinds that generate solar energy

If you’ve been following the Optimist Daily for the past couple years, you’ll know that many companies are trying to design windows that can harvest energy from sunlight. The problem is often these solar windows are inefficient and block sunlight from getting through, darkening rooms in the Read More...