Current Window is a modern version of stained glass that uses current techno-logies. The colored pieces of glass generate electricity from daylight, and can even harness diffused sunlight. The electricity can be used to power a whole range of electrical appliances. The glass pieces are made of “Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, which use the properties of color to create an electrical current-just like photosynthesis in plants. Similarly to the various shades of green chlorophyll that absorb light, the colored window panes harness energy. Plug in your devices through the integrated USB ports on the window ledge. The greater the surface exposed, the more energy will be collected. Imagine these windows in churches, schools, and workplaces! Current Window offers us an example of energy-harvesting in a natural and aesthetic way, for our future.


  • Title: Current Window
  • Creator: Marjan van Aubel
  • Date Published: 2015
  • Location: 2017Gwangju Design Biennale gallery2
  • Physical Dimensions: 91.5×106.3×18cm
  • Type: Product
  • Medium: dye-sensitized solar cells, glass, metal, MDF

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