‘British weather-proof’ solar panels

Liquid technology could be used to coat existing structures to provide unobtrusive electricity.

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The UK press has been very much taken by a new technology from Australia:

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‘British weather-proof’ solar panel that generates 20 per cent MORE energy in cloudy weather has been invented by scientists

  • Improvement to the solar panel method makes it more sensitive to light
  • Energy would be created in dimmer conditions such as in drizzle and cloud
  • Layer thinner than a human hair produce around 20% more energy in low light

‘British weather-proof’ solar panel | dailymail.co.uk

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Prof Lianzhou Wang and his team’s liquid technology could be used to coat existing structures to provide unobtrusive electricity.

Photo: JUDIT LOSH/UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND/PA

Solar panel that will shine on even the cloudiest day | thetimes.co.uk

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The science press has been equally impressed:

Quantum-dot solar panels can generate even in wind and rain | eandt.theiet.org

Australian researchers develop ‘British-weatherproof’ solar cells | sciencefocus.com

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The research was published in the journal Nature Energy:

More News & Comment | nature.com/nenergy

   
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