A review is given of the fabrication technology and applications of a new type of semi-transparent solar cell having the structure p(a-SiC)-i(a- SiC)-n(μ-Si) heterojunction. A series of systematic investigations has been made on the effect of i-layer thickness and the optical energy gap on the photovoltaic performance of p(a-SiC)-i(a-SiC)-n(μ-Si) heterojunction solar cells. The results show that there is an optimum zone in the i-layer properties. For purposes of making cells with sufficient visible light transmission, we adopted an a-SiC active layer whose optical energy gap is in the range from 1.9 to 2.0 eV. In this case, a conversion efficiency of 6.3% with visible light transmittance of more than 25% has been obtained. The rate of light induced degradation has also been checked on this new type of solar cell. This newly developed semi-transparent solar cell, named “SOLAR GLASS,” might open new areas in a wide variety of applications for modern life such as home electronics, automobiles, medical electronics, etc. As an example, an automobile application is demonstrated and discussed.