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Generating energy from raindrops

|11 April 2016|


Chinese scientists are pioneering a new solar panel capable of generating energy from raindrops.

Researchers in the country have developed a solar cell coated with graphene which converts the rain into energy – a revolutionary innovation.

While energy is still generated from the sun, on rainy days the cell is able to keep on working thanks to the electron-enriched graphene, which reacts with ions in the rain.

The all-weather panel technology only currently converts a small percentage of available energy, compared to other solar panels, but if this can be improved its potential is huge.




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