An international team led by Professor Joondong Kim of Incheon National University, Korea has developed the first transparent solar cell. The scientists hope that this next generation solar cells can be integrated as windows into all types of buildings, appliances with glass screens such as laptops, TVs and smart phones and even vehicles and crafts of all types. The transparent quality is thanks to a combination of titanium dioxide and nickel oxide semiconductors.
The study can be found in the Journal of Power Sources:
“Transparent photovoltaic cells and self-powered photodetectors by TiO2/NiO heterojunction” by Thanh Tai Nguyen, Malkeshkumar Patel, Sangho Kim, Rameez Ahmad Mir, Junsin Yi, Vinh-Ai Dao and Joondong Kim, 12 September 2020, Journal of Power Sources.