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All of the necessary wiring is hidden within the frame or within the window itself. In some applications, the electricity that is generated can be used entirely within the window to power electronics features within the window such as sensors and automated mechanics, or in other applications can be fed into the building’s electricity grid. In the first case, there is no difference in the installation of a transparent solar window versus a traditional window; there is no electrical wiring required. In the second case, the wiring and electronics are very similar to that of conventional rooftop solar, where excess power can be electrically connected to an energy management system, electronic controls, and energy storage like batteries. This generated electricity can be used to directly power smart features and/or be fed back to the electrical grid via electrical wiring that is routed and hidden within the window frames.

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