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Researchers generate electricity by harvesting energy produced by raindrops using solar panel technology

Researchers have come up with a new way to generate electricity with solar panel technology by harvesting the energy produced by raindrops.

The method, proposed by a team from Tsinghua University in China, involves a device called a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that creates electrification from liquid-solid contact.

These are typically used to harvest energy from waves, as droplet-based TENGs (D-TENGs) have previously faced technical limitations that prevented them from working at any significant scale.

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  • zelda ninga

    37 w

    That's impressive.

    • johnte ndeto

      38 w

      this is really impressive as areas with less sun and more rains will still be possible to venture the solar clean energy

      • Joyce Waturu

        38 w

        This is absolutely incredible and exceptional ingenuity.

        • Ajema Lydiah

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          • Jengaj John

            38 w

            Cool,we need more of such amazing tech.

            • Munene Mugambi

              38 w

              Duo purpose solar panels, wow

              • Kevin

                38 w

                This is incredible

                • Patrick Kiash

                  38 w

                  Great tech

                  • Sarah Chabane

                    38 w

                    Wow that's pretty impressive!

                    • Princess

                      38 w

                      This would make solar power an efficient clean-energy solution even in less sunny areas that aren't currently considered ideal for solar-energy collection. 

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