Australian Researchers Show Solar Power Can Be Generated at Night

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  • A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has successfully demonstrated that solar power can be generated at night.
  • The Earth radiates the energy it receives from the sun back into space and the researchers believe they can use that thermal emission to create power.
  • They say it may be possible to combine traditional photovoltaic devices for day time use and thermoradiative diode for “night-time solar” power.

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