Molecules in the [transparent solar cell] film absorb energy and “glow.” The glowing infrared light is then pushed to the sides, where it’s converted to electricity using edge-mounted strips of solar cells.
Lunt [reckons Ubiquitous Energy] could see the first applications within five years.
The sun is the original energy source for all fuel sources anyway - it pushed carbon out of the atmosphere and underground, it creates wind, it heats the water in traditional solar panels - so this iteration effectively cuts out the middle
"Ultimately, we want to make solar harvesting surfaces that you do not even know are there."
You know, just like regular organic matter does!