Solar Panels That Can Generate Electricity at Night Have Been Developed at Stanford

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Takeaways:

  • Engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell that can generate electricity at night.
  • The device they created incorporates a thermoelectric generator which can pull electricity from the difference in temperature between the ambient air and the solar cell.
  • “Our approach can provide nighttime standby lighting and power in off-grid and mini-grid applications, where [solar] cell installations are gaining popularity” said the engineers.

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