Most of the time when you see some news about groundbreaking alternative energy, its years off and you forget all about. This time, the technology isn’t far away. 3m demonstrated the film in Japan this week and has said it will go into production in 2012 targeting government and larger office buildings with consumer production not far after. One square meter of the film will charge an iPhone. So if you have a lot of windows, you can get a decent amount of electricity. The film is also acts as a sunshade blocking about 80% of infrared light. The cost should be about half of what solar power devices go for now, but they didn’t seem to specify what pricing will actually be. Keep your eye out next year for some of this if you are interested.
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