Western students to present solar window in D.C.
April 9, 2015
Windows that collect solar energy? It’s possible, and a team of Western Washington University students have built a prototype to prove it.
They’ll travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability.” At the conference, the team will present a smart solar window based upon a recent series of advances in luminescent solar concentrator technology at Western and the University of Washington.
The interdisciplinary team of eight students includes one student from the University of Washington. The students’ to date have been supported by a $15,000 grant from the EPA, and depending on how the competition goes, as much as $75,000 could be awarded in additional funding to help the students turn their design into a real-world application and potentially move it into the marketplace…