Solar panels that work at night?!

| February 6, 2020

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The idea of solar panels producing electricity in the middle of the night seems entirely preposterous. After all, the reason solar panels are even called solar panels is because it is a material which relies on the sun to function. Wait a minute, says UC Davis professor Jeremy Munday. He’s recently authored a concept paper which claims such a nighttime solar panel can crank out 50 watts of electricity under ideal night conditions. That’s about 15% as much power as a normal solar panel during ideal daylight. Even though that may sound like a small amount of electricity, when you consider coupling many panels together into an around the clock array, it creates a compelling option to sustainably balance out the power grid.

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