New Solar Windows / ResearchOne Preview

New Solar Windows

A new form of technology that could change the way we look at solar energy has been created in the lab of a USF physics professor. University Beat on WUSF-TV shines a light on the first-of-its kind transparent solar window that’s capable of generating electricity.

ResearchOne Preview

USF has been in the national headlines recently due to its research into the Gulf oil disaster—but that’s not the only area USF is making advancements in. The University is making plans for “Research One,” a week-long event that celebrates the work of USF faculty, staff and student researchers and scholars, from science to the arts, petroleum to poetry! University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a preview.

Video Extras


At a press conference unveiling the new SolarWindow prototype, New Energy Technologies Inc. President/CEO John Conklin updates the progress in the development of the technology and what’s next. He also talks about the advantages of SolarWindow compared to current solar technology.

Valerie McDevitt, Assistant Vice President for Research in USF’s Division of Patents & Licensing, talks about how arrangements between USF and private companies benefit the University, its students and the community. She also speaks about how many products and ideas developed at USF come through her office.

More Information: 

Dr. Xiaomei Jiang’s website
New Energy Technologies Inc. website
Lynn Cooil, USF TRAIN (The Research Administration Improvement Network) 813-974-8124
Schedule of ResearchOne events
National Science Foundation rankings mentioned in report

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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