A new technology has been brewing on the campus of UCLA by chemists that may bring a revolution to how solar panel harness the sun’s energy. Today’s technology can only store solar energy for milli seconds, and in a way still the technology is still in its infancy and cost and efficiency is not there.
This new technique by the UCLA’s chemist supposedly is able to store solar energy for weeks. The learnt and study how plants harness the power of the sun but a process that everybody knows, “Photosynthesis”.
This would be incredible as this could lead to a new revolution on how to be green conscious. The efficiency is from a new inner working design of the cells. The goal is to able to separated the charges, negative and positive, for a long period so it can be charged. The longer the separation, the more efficient of holding the solar energy. The propose working design, has intricate skinny and long spaghetti like tubes with nodes(like meatballs) that are strategically placed. These nodes are officially called fullerene and act as a catalyst for electrons to jump back and forth while not touching the spaghetti called the Polymers.
The goal of today’s solar equipment is to be made into plastic rather than silicon(more expensive). You are probably thinking plastic? That isn’t green. I believe as long it is reusable for many generations and recyclable. I like to note that the chemists do not mention what material will be used.