Global Photonic Energy Corporation (GPEC) announced that its research partners at the University of Southern California (USC), Princeton University and the University of Michigan have demonstrated organic solar cells that are semitransparent to visible light while delivering approximately half the power output of a non-transparent cell.

"This demonstrates one of the exciting capabilities of organic solar cells. Because of their strong absorption characteristics and very thin layers, we can build windows that generate electricity while retaining their basic functionality -- that is, they are still windows." -- Aaron L. Wadell, Global Photonic Energy Corporation, COO