Scientists design energy-saving ‘smart’ glass

Australian scientists have developed smart windows that can block or pass heat as needed with the use of nanotechnology.

Researchers at Griffith University managed to make glass more energy-saving so it can keep a building cool on hot days and warm on cold days. Depending on the surrounding temperature, it has the ability to let in the hot infrared light or to block it.—

The technology works on a small scale, but is not yet ready for commercial production. Experts say the project is a game changer as smart windows potentially help to save energy. With rising electricity costs, the new technology could also lead to a huge reduction in power bills.

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