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Boosting the efficacy of solar panels

Researchers from the University of Ottawa have developed a way to improve the efficiency of solar panels. They found that placing reflective surfaces under the solar panels can increase their energy output by up to 4.5%. This is particularly useful in places with a lot of snow or cloud cover, as it can help to generate more power per unit of land area.
This finding is significant because it could help to make solar energy more affordable and accessible in a wider range of locations. The research team is now working on collaborating with other institutions to further develop this technology.
The project was funded by a number of organizations, including the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and the US Department of Energy. This collaboration highlights the importance of international cooperation in advancing renewable energy technologies.

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  • Kevin

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    Continued investment in advancement of the solar battery is indeed always welcome. This is going to change the game.

    • Elizabeth Gathigia

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      This is a great research, such innovations are very much needed for a sustainable planet

      • walter lungayi

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        This will be a promising approach to enhance solar panel efficiency. This simple yet effective solution could significantly boost energy generation in regions with challenging environmental conditions, making solar power a more viable and attractive option.

        • Jane Wangui

          2 w

          Wow,the kind of innovation we need for our future.. governments should invest in such institutions so as to come up with more helpful invention.

          • Annett Michuki..

            2 w

            wow, this will be of great significance when put in practice

            • Princess

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              This could indeed be a game-changer, especially in regions prone to snow or cloud cover.

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