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Could We See New Solar Panels Soon

Posted on Jan 04, 2018 by Fun in the Sun

The technology that’s used to create today’s modern solar panels is nothing short of incredible, and yet it’s based on scientific information discovered many decades ago. With the popularity of solar power on the rise, wouldn’t it make sense to try to develop a newer and more efficient method of collecting energy from the sun? Or is there no sense in reinventing the wheel?

At the University of Warwick Department of Physics, two individuals are reshaping the way solar panels work to find alternatives to our current choices. Dr. Gavin Bell and Dr. Yorck Ramachers have revolutionized not only the way the panels are structured but also how they are manufactured and how their design plays into their ability to gather energy.

Without getting too technical, they’ve created what’s called a “double glazed” solar panel that contains different components than what’s currently in today’s photovoltaic models. The sun’s energy causes the electrons to react in a different way in the double glazed version, opening up new possibilities for how efficient our systems can be.

This type of panel is still in the design phase and has yet to become mass produced, so it might be a while before you see these popping up on rooftops across Florida. However, it’s exciting to see advancements being made in the clean energy realm.

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