Daniel Araya: Chinese Invent Solar Panels that Charge from Rain

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Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

These Solar Panels Can Generate Electricity Using Rain

Solar power has always been spotty in less than ideal weather conditions. Are cities just going to shut down when the clouds start appearing? Alas, it seems so. But there is hope. Fortunately, a team of Chinese scientists are working to solve this problem. In a study published in Angewandte Chemie, Chinese scientists note that they are now able to create electricity with the assistance of raindrops. This is thanks to a thin layer of graphene they use to coat their solar cells during testing.