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Curtains can also be solar panels: Japan-made tech to change world

As government pilots a tidal project, country focuses on catching up in renewables

Toshiba is developing perovskite photovoltaic cells that harvests sunlight and are thin and transparent enough to coat curtains.

TOKYO/FUKUOKA -- Global demand for electricity is estimated to double by 2050 as countries race to build a zero-carbon future. With this expected surge in demand, the pressure is on to find alternative sources of energy and develop storage for those.

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