Windows serve a great purpose to houses as they not only make sure that natural light can get inside, but also give protection against the harshest weather conditions. They also have aesthetic benefits as windows can make rooms appear larger than it is, aside from complementing the over-all design of a room.
With the development of more energy-efficient glass windows, however, it has now become even more significant, especially in this day and age of the so-called green revolution. As DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory’s published research at Science Daily says:
“A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.”
This discovery is definitely helpful in addressing the issue of surging electricity prices and lack of renewable, green energy sources. Certainly, it would benefit many once the technology becomes ready for commercial production. For example, residents of the great State of Indiana can expect that Indianapolis window repair companies, such as Suburban Glass, will be ready to offer their services to make sure that every household achieves their energy-efficiency and environmental goals, no matter the type of technology customers want to employ.
Experienced Indianapolis window glass repair technicians will assess every window in their clients’ homes and evaluate which among the available green solutions best fit the current state of the windows. The repair personnel will also check whether the frames can accommodate additions such as solar panel glasses, or other special type of glasses, or if there will be a need to replace the entire window system.
Currently, the Department of Energy says that even current window glasses can provide some form of energy-efficiency or can be improved to achieve such. Consulting with window repair companies ensure homeowners that they will not be making unnecessary expenses just to lower their electricity consumption. Doing so can even result to further improvements to their homes, like reducing air leakage and adding more comfort.
Developments in technologies that help people achieve an energy-efficient home are bound to roll out in time and it will be beneficial for people to keep a close contact of their trusted window repairmen. Making significant changes to homes, such as repairing, improving, and replacing windows, is a task that one needs professional help with.
(Source: House window that doubles as solar panels? Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory, April 14, 2014)