As solar power becomes increasingly popular, thanks to costs that have fallen roughly 90% in the last decade, there are more questions about what exactly a user does when the sun isn’t out. In theory, solar power is a great solution, but for customers in less fair climates, it can seem impractical.
A team of researchers from Soochow University in China has begun work on a solar cell that produces energy from both sunlight and rain. The research, published last month in the ACS Nano journal, claims that it is functional in a variety of weather conditions and uses a tribeoelectric nanogenerator, also referred to as TENG, to create charge via friction from two materials rubbing against one another. Read more...
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