Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory have come up with solar cells that actually do best when not placed in direct sunlight. The designs can also be 3D printed into a variety of shapes and sizes, making them easy to multiply when needed.
The name for this type of technology is called "organic photovoltaic," and when attracting light that's more diffused the device is able to process this information better into solar energy. Considering that no place in the world has constant access to direct sunlight at all times, knowing that this device requires less rays is reassuring. The real test for the Organic National Physical Laboratory will be when they can generate power from the moon to keep things running all year long.
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