3D solar panels

US scientists have made solar panels that work in three dimensions to use the sun’s energy throughout the day.

The panels gave up to 20 times more energy output compared to flat solar panels and there’s no need for expensive, cumbersome tracking systems in which flat solar panels rotate to point at the sun.

Read this ‘HOT’ Communication:

Solar energy generation in three dimensions
Marco Bernardi, Nicola Ferralis, Jin H. Wan, Rachelle Villalon and Jeffrey C. Grossman
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21170J

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