One of the occasional complaints around solar panels is that they are 'an eyesore'.
Well this may be about to change, after researchers developed a new transparent solar cell which means windows in homes and other buildings can have the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
The University of California, Los Angeles team describes a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC) that produces energy by absorbing mainly infrared light, making the cells nearly 70 per cent transparent to the human eye.
They made the device from a photo-active plastic that converts infrared light into an electrical current.
Power you can see through: The UCLA team have made solar panels that are almost transparent