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Reimagining the Future of Solar Energy

Scientists are researching ways to improve solar energy capture. Traditionally, the focus has been on making solar cells more efficient by concentrating more sunlight onto them. However, a recent study by scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory and AMOLF suggests that this approach may be more difficult than previously thought.
The researchers used machine learning and AI to simulate how solar cells would perform in different parts of the world. Their findings revealed that making solar cells super-efficient is challenging. As a result, the researchers propose alternative methods for capturing more solar energy.
One approach involves designing solar panels that are flexible, semi-transparent, and foldable. These panels could be integrated into a wider range of settings and would be easier to install. The researchers also advocate for patterning solar capture devices to optimize sunlight absorption. These design improvements could significantly increase the effectiveness of solar arrays. In the future, the researchers plan to explore solar harvesting pathways that incorporate tessellation patterns to capture even more solar power.




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    • Gorffly mokua

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      This is a promising development in the field of solar energy. It offers the potential to optimize the capture of solar energy globally..

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      • Elizabeth Gathigia

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        Solar energy is so environmental friendly, cheap to maintain and saves you alot

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        • Gorffly mokua

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          @elizbeth_gathigia You are absolutely Right!💯💯

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        • Jane Wangui

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          Despite being environmental friendly...solar energy is also economical once it is installed...it will not only help save our planet but also save us some money.

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          • Boniface Kuria

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            We can call them adaptive solar panels. Easier to install and can be installed in different places and still work optimally. Great idea.

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            • Gorffly mokua

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              @boniface_kuria I agree, the concept of adaptive solar panels is a promising development in the field of renewable energy.

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            • Rashid Kamau

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              Solar energy is environmentally friendly,readily available and has the capacity to eliminates the need for fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                @rashid_kamau Yes, that's true! Solar energy is one of the most promising renewable energy sources that can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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