Beat the heat, not the view.
Solar Screens cover the outside of a window similar to full size standard window screens. The difference is that solar screens are designed to block the heat gain that is generated when the sun's heat passes through the glass windows. Normally solar screens are made to cover the entire window to achieve the most heat blocking benefits and should be made with Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame instead of standard window screen frame. Although solar screens may look dark from outside, the outward visibility is maintained. With darker color solar shades, it is kind of like looking out though sunglasses, it blocks the glare and sometimes the outward visibility is even better than without the solar screen.