There has been another big breakthrough in solar energy and how we gather and use it. Solar cells and panels have been in the spotlight a number of times recently for developments in their construction and abilities, but this one is particularly noteworthy.
Another Breakthrough in Solar Cells Technology
“Researchers… have engineered a… solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy.” This invention is huge as it “does the work of plants” and could both filter out a lot of the CO2 in the atmosphere while also providing clean energy, both of which are issues that face the planet.
Where a lot of former solar cells were considered PV cells, or photovoltaic, the new models are said to be “photosynthetic,” which is obviously another homage to their doing the jobs of plants. As with so many other cultural aspects these days, recycling has found a way to enter the world of solar power.
The goal here is to remove completely our dependence on and use of fossil fuels; they are not only running low in supplies, but are also detrimental to the environment. In additional benefits to these breakthrough solar cells, it’s said that they will be able to be applied not only in large-scale situations, such as solar farms, but also for smaller needs.
There is a lot that goes into these solar developments and it’s certainly worth reading, considering how crucial this power source is to our planet’s future. If you want to employ solar panels to generate electricity for your home, or just to see how you can save more power on a day to day basis, then get in touch with Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling.
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