Solar Energy Harvesting Window Panes

Title of I&T Wish Solar Energy Harvesting Window Panes
(REF : W-0014)
Project Summary and Challenges

The objective of the project is to utilise transparent window panes to harvest sunlight for both indoor illumination and power generation.

While visible light would pass through the transparent pane, invisible light such as infrared and ultraviolet light would be absorbed by the pane to generate electricity. Suitable panes should be sought to develop the energy harvesting system.

A trial site would be selected for prototype testing whereby data would be collected and evaluated for small-scale field implementation to determine energy output. Subsequently, the feasibility of a large-scale application in Hong Kong would be studied.

Expected Outcome To harvest solar energy from transparent window panels
Expected Project Duration

24 months

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Contact Information

Contact Person: Ms Yau Chi Ying, Vanessa

Position: Electrical and Mechanical Engineer

Tel: 3757 6019

Email: vanessayau@emsd.gov.hk

Project Deliverables

Design and completion of prototype testing for solar energy harvesting window panes