Here is another solar-harnessing piece for you. They are called the Glass Collection, glassware that are dyed with photovoltaic layers to harness power from light around them. The new solar-rendering idea does offer a new array of solutions as far as expanding the solar energy collecting methodology is concerned which should as well deliver the needed energy by end users.
The Glass Collection was designed by Marjan van Aubel in collaboration with raetzel lab at Ecole Polytechnic Federale, Solaronix, EPFL+ECAL Lab and Imperial College London. Aided by a specially made cabinet, the glasses transfers the gathered energy for use when and as needed by consumers.