Solar energy is one of the most promising sources of energy is already quite near future, which will require large quantities of renewable electricity. Faster growing population of the planet daily needs huge amount of resources on Earth, unfortunately, is not unlimited. However, no matter how useful modern technology for manufacturing solar panels for the global energy industry, device, early twenty-first century is not able to generate electricity at night. However, according to an article published on the portal sciencealert.comrecently, scientists have the opportunity to design panels that are able to work almost round the clock.
Can solar panels produce electricity at night?
Solar power is one of the newest directions of modern science. As the main equipment for converting solar energy into electrical energy, the experts most often used solar panels and solar collectors that can be useful not only in industrial, but also household needs. Whatever it was, the modern equipment designed to generate solar energy, not able to work effectively at night, seemingly of natural causes. However, according to a new study, the invention of scientists from the University of California, Davis, may allow such an obstacle in the path of man to a powerful source of renewable energy. So, specially designed photovoltaic cells capable of generating at night quarters of the energy that they produce during the day.
In order to achieve this, the specialists are going to include heat cells — mechanisms, able to generate energy thanks to the so-called radiation cooling. Mechanisms have been developed help of infrared or thermal radiation to leave the cell and produce a small amount of energy during this process. Currently, the heat elements are undergoing the required tests for their introduction into production, being used mainly to convert the waste heat in engines.