Smart windows could block brightness and harness light

New material pulls double-duty as shade and perovskite solar cell

window pane samples

SOAKIN’ UP SUN  New materials can switch from transparent pane (right) to dark-tinted solar cell (left) and back again.

Jia Lin/U.C. Berkeley

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