Stanford Generates Electricity at Night
Solar energy at nighttime? Sounds counterintuitive but its the exciting future kickstarted by a team of engineers at Stanford University!
An electrical engineer and their colleagues at Stanford created a solar cell. However, what set this solar cell apart from the traditional devices we’ve seen in the past, is its thermoelectric generator (we know – it’s a mouthful!). This generator uses the heat difference between the solar panel and the air around it and turns it into electricity.
This is an incredible development as it has large applications for the use of solar moving forward. This allows those who use solar panels during the day to also receive electricity at night without dependence on external batteries or the grid.
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