Sharp Lumiwall: Solar-Powered Wall of LightS

We first saw Sharp Lumiwall technology in solar-powered streetlights, and now the company is offering the thin-film transparent solar panels sandwiched between pieces of glass.

During the day, the glass panels store energy using the solar arrays. While the sunlight shines on them, they look like smoked glass windows, but then at night they turn into soft-glowing illumination devices. Sharp says these panels will be shipping in 2007.

Sharp 'LumiWall': solar gets hip and translucent [thegreenguy, via treehugger]