Some things just don’t need explanation for why a geek would want them. This, I believe is one of those things. Shipping next year is the Sharp Lumiwall. During the day, it appears to be smoked glass. In reality, it is two pieces of glass with a transparent solar panel in between. This panel absorbs the sunlight, storing energy from the process. At night, the Lumiwall works as an illumination device, glowing softly using the energy stored during the day.
[tags]Sharp, Lumiwall, Transparent solar panels[/tags]